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Making it matter in the financial sector

Posted on 18 June 2015

Future Generation Solutions (FGSL) enabled UK financial services firm Capita Asset Services (Capita) to stretch its budget to a new HPE 3PAR system – giving it more performance, capacity and expandability than their budget would previously allow, without compromising on reliability.

Capita needed to replace its ageing E-series HPE 3PAR system storage and looked to its long term enterprise IT partner FGSL who recommended staying with HPE 3PAR but using HPE’s RENEW programme. 

FGSL designed the solution that helped Capita to:

Ensure easy expandability to handle future growth, and to prolong lifetime of storage before replacement is required

Double throughput and improved overall performance, compared to previous E-series storage

Deliver consistent performance regardless of loading

Simplify migration and avoid the need for re-training due to consistent operating system, client and command line between E-series and T-series storage

Save substantially on cost of HPE 3PAR system storage, thanks to discount of HPE RENEW programme

Enable the purchase of true enterprise-class storage within tight budget

Deliver a reliable solution to the business with zero downtime  

The storage is used to run services for around 1,000 users, including file and print, bespoke financial systems, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint.  

About Capita Asset Services: Capita Asset Services provides financial outsourcing services to customers around the world, including institutional, corporate, financial, fund and private clients. It is a division of Capita plc, the UK’s largest business process outsourcing and professional services company.  

About FGSL: Future Generation Solutions, part of The Future Generation Group, is a global solutions provider with four distinct businesses that offer solutions and outcomes to help customers' support and drive innovation and growth, reduce and manage costs and risks, address environmental concerns, meet regulatory requirements and improve the quality of customer service.  

About HPE RENEW: HPE RENEW products come from different sources, but 80% are actually new, coming from areas 1, 2 and 3. The sourcing list is as follows;  

1. Products being superseded, therefore moved into RENEW before new product is released
2. Products over manufactured EOM
3. Products over ordered
4. From HPE Demonstration Centres
5. From client Proof of Concept (PoC) pools

Future Generation Partners

  • 3 Par
  • HP Gold Partner
  • Juniper Networks
  • Brocade
  • Symantec
  • VMWware
  • Microsoft
  • Veeam
  • Tintri
  • SilverPeak
  • Tegile
  • Rackspace Silver Partner
  • Pure Storage
  • Pulsant
  • HP Partner of the Year
  • Fortinet
  • Citrix
  • f5
  • Virtual Sharp
  • Emulex
  • Dell
  • Mimecast
  • IBM Business Partner
  • Cisco Systems
  • Accumuli
  • NetApp
  • Fusion Io
  • Software One
  • Portcullis