we do a lot of complex migration projects with third parties but I can’t think of one that has gone as smoothly as the one with EfficientIP
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council revamps core IT in just two months with EfficientIP
LONDON, UK, 22nd February 2017 - EfficientIP, a leading provider of network services, today announced Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, the local authority for the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire, England, ran 3-way tender process and selected EfficientIP to deliver IT services to 4,100 active users while driving cost savings.
Like most local authorities and government bodies in the UK, the council has been severely challenged with regular government cuts. In the last five years alone, the council had to save over £100m. To continue providing local government services such as Council Tax billing, libraries, transport, housing, planning applications or waste collection to a population of 260,000 people, and faced with a clear set of cost efficiencies and savings requirements, the council’s IT team needed a robust and competitive replacement solution.
Rotherham employs two data centres to handle the IT for the entire council and has 500+ DHCP-defined networks installed across the grid. This infrastructure handles IP requests from clients, printers and other network devices. The team started evaluating solutions from multiple vendors, including Infoblox and BlueCat, to provide DHCP service management for existing servers and future needs.
Following the first meeting with EfficientIP, they were impressed by the professionalism and technical knowledge of the engineers who answered all the questions that were asked of them, and were happy to make the move.
Commenting on choosing EfficientIP, Kevin Waller, Implementation Team Manager of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, said: “From the three solutions we looked at, the value for money from EfficientIP stood out.” However, EfficientIP engineers’ efficiency and expertise was the biggest win, according to Kevin. “As an IT department, we do a lot of complex migration projects with third parties but I can’t think of one that has gone as smoothly as the one with EfficientIP.”
The whole implementation process has taken two months. Since then, the team has done numerous upgrades and no glitches occurred. “We feel comfortable for the other projects. The product is good, it doesn’t feel like we’ve switched solutions, we’ve not lost any functionality or had impacts on service,” noted Kevin.
As one of the world’s fastest growing DDI vendors, EfficientIP helps organizations drive business efficiency through agile, secure and reliable network infrastructures. Its unified management framework for DNS-DHCP-IPAM (DDI) and network configurations ensures end-to-end visibility, consistency control and advanced automation. Additionally, its unique 360° DNS security solution protects data confidentiality and application access from anywhere at any time. Companies rely on EfficientIP to help control the risks and reduce the complexity of challenges they face with modern key IT initiatives such as cloud applications, virtualization, and mobility.
Institutions across a variety of industries and government sectors worldwide depend on its offerings to assure business continuity, reduce operating costs and increase the management efficiency of their network and security teams. For further information, please visit: www.efficientip.com
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