CLIENT

The client is Scholl-Metal SA. Established in 1980 and based in Meyrin, Scholl-Metal is a company active in the field of metal construction, road equipment and custom sheet metalwork. This Geneva SME employs around 15 people.

 

NEEDS

Two years ago, Scholl-Metal decided to entrust the management of its current full IT infrastructure to an external provider. AiM was selected. The objectives were to manage common incidents, hardware changes (desktops and servers), physical network, and to provide scheduled maintenance on various equipment.

Satisfied with this first collaboration, the client decided in 2016 to award AiM a second project: the total redesign of its current IT infrastructure. Their servers had gone out-of-warranty and did no longer met Scholl-Metal’s requirements in terms of performance and storage volume.

The Geneva company therefore turned to AiM to implement a new, robust and scalable infrastructure to meet their current and future business needs.

Performance requirements were important due to the fact the Scholl-Metal teams need  quick access to very large files.

SOLUTION

After reviewing Scholl-Metal’s needs, AiM took on the implementation of a virtualisation solution based on Microsoft Hyper-V. This virtualisation platform offers a good coverage of the needs in terms of infrastructure performance, flexibility and sustainability.

This virtualisation solution is centred on a physical base (hardware), adapted to the new infrastructure needs, present and foreseen, in terms of data security, storage space, CPU and memory.

The new infrastructure is dimensioned in order to host additional virtual machines or storage slots in the medium term with no need to purchase additional hardware.

BENEFITS

  • Easy communications with a local team of experts in the field of infrastructure management
  • A new, simple, robust and scalable infrastructure tailored to the business
  • No loss of employee productivity, as the IT system overhaul was performed outside usual working hours
  • Fewer manufacturing incidents thanks to the new reliable infrastructure