Skycity looks to HP for network infrastructure upgrade

Skycity looks to HP for network infrastructure upgrade

HP networking switches, BladeSystem, and ProLiant servers used in overhaul

Casino and hotel operator, Skycity, has selected HP as its networking vendor of choice for a gaming network infrastructure upgrade that included deploying a selection of routers, switches, and controllers to build a distributed network.

Skycity operates five casinos and four hotels across Australia and New Zealand. It undertook the infrastructure overhaul as part of a growth plan that aims to attract and retain customers by offering refreshed gaming services.

“The casino and entertainment industry drives customer loyalty by providing premium, personalised services,” Skycity entertainment group CIO, Mike Clarke, said. “HP’s expertise in delivering solutions to gaming and entertainment organisations together with its ability to implement a fast and secure network helped us deliver superior services with improved customer experience for our guests.”

HP’s Converged Infrastructure solutions were deployed as part of the revamp, including 400 networking switches alongside BladeSystem BL460c servers with Flex Fabric, and ProLiant DL380 servers.

Additionally, Skycity also purchased HP’s 3PAR storage for its Adelaide and Auckland properties.

Skycity said that HP created a flexible network with scalability to meet peaks in demand.

Implementations have been completed at Skycity’s Darwin, Adelaide, Auckland, and Hamilton facilities.

Skycity did not reveal the value of its investment in HP.

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