CASE STUDY: Financial Industry

Business Challenge:

  • Data Center Consolidation to minimize/eliminate hardware footprint due to limited rack space.
  • Flexibility and availability of the infrastructure design
  • Upgrade or Refresh other assets under MA.

What ICS Did:

ICS proposed HPE SimpliVity Solution for both UAT and DR. HPE SimpliVity is an intelligent, Hyperconverged platform that streamlines operations by combining infrastructure, advanced data services, and AI-driven operations in a single integrated solution.As one of the most intelligently simple HCI solutions on the market today. HPE SimpliVity is proven to reduce Data Center devices by 10:1, achieving 90% capacity savings across production and backup storage, reducing TCO by 43% over traditional infrastructure.

With this, it is an on-premise deployment with complete components from TOR, Vmware licensing and Hyperconverged appliance that will run on Production as UAT and DR sites.

Solution Components:

Production for UAT:

  • 2 SimpliVity Nodes 
  • 1 Management Server (DL360)
  • 2 FlexFabric Switch
  • 5 vSphere Standard
  • 1 vCenter Standard
  • 1 Windows Server Standard 


  • 3 SimpliVity Nodes 
  • 2 FlexFabric Switch
  • 6 vSphere Enterprise Plus
  • 1 vCenter Standard

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The client was able to transform their IT infrastructure into an agile and flexible environment that addresses their target objectives. By initially converting bare-metal stacks in Production for UAT and DR into a fully virtualized stack. Virtualizing through the packaged VMWare technology in HPE’s Hyperconverged offering gives the client control in a very easy provisioning process and the much needed high availability and flexibility