Honourable mention Best virtualisation for disaster recovery project: Fehmarnbelt Tunnel (Datacore)
This case study outlined support for the forthcoming €5.5bn construction of the 18km underwater tunnel, due for completion in 2021.
The IT team adopted DataCore’s SANsymphony-V and Fusion-io flash memory to speed auto tiering of data and critical applications.
As a result it has ensured high speeds for its critical Microsoft SQL database and mail applications and safeguarded the project’s future growth flexibility to handle increased traffic and avoid hardware supplier lock-in with software-defined storage.
Judges' comments: “A huge project which couldn’t go unrecognised for how it has assured its own future growth and success. The project’s end result will be one hell of a case study.”