Specialist education integrator, Coretech, recently won two contracts with the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane.
One was a network migration project worth $500,000 and involved infrastructure upgrades to IBM Bladecentre H with six quad-core blade servers running VMware Infrastructure 3.5, a Network Appliance FAS270c for centralised fibre channel (FC) storage and the upgrade of existing IBM FC storage for the virtual machines.
Coretech sales director, David Wain, said the infrastructure upgrade was a high-risk project from Novell eDirectory to a Microsoft operating environment platform.
That risk was the reason the school chose to outsource the project rather than develop a solution internally, he said.
Wain said it won the competitive tender against at least two rival bids, which immediately led to the integrator's second contact win with the high-profile school.
"Straight after we secured our first contract we won a $50,000 technical services contract to develop an internal portal for the school," he said.
Wain claimed Coretech won both contracts through its reputation and experience of working with schools.