Property developer Lend Lease has deployed infrastructure as a service from Logicalis to replace its 10-year-old...
Logicalis has migrated and transformed the company's infrastructure and services from the existing datacentre into a managed service model.
The implementation involved migrating legacy applications, the implementation of a cloud model, co-location and a range of managed services.
The Tier III datacentre facility operated by Logicalis delivers cost reductions through a shared service model. It gives Lend Lease the commercial and operational flexibility to meet the company's changing business requirements.
Chris Lemon, European infrastructure manager at Lend Lease, said: "Strategically, our motivation was to look at how we, as an ICT team, would be more effective in delivering our services. We chose to explore an infrastructure as a service model, and spent considerable time in the discovery phase to understand what we wanted."
Rather than outsourcing the whole IT infrastructure, Lemon said Lend Lease wanted a partnership, allowing the company to retain in-house skills to support the business, while Logicalis took care of the infrastructure.
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The final stage of migration was completed in April 2013. Lemon said the infrastructure as a service model is less than half of what it would cost Lend Lease to build a new datacentre.
He expects the approach to deliver savings on IT resources, management and energy bills over the next three years.
"Not only are we making a substantial saving on energy costs, we’ve also moved out of a costly refresh lifecycle," said Lemon.
"Logicalis has enabled us to re-purpose IT resource on business innovation, rather than just day-to-day maintenance.
"We already have plans in place to look at ways to optimise storage and back-up, collaboration and shared drive options."