Tasmania-based IT solutions provider, Intuit Technologies, has been selected to deploy and manage Vertiv's Smart Max converged infrastructure for Melbourne-based financial advisory firm, Vesparum Capital.
Vesparum needed new IT infrastructure that was able to handle its investment banking, strategy consulting, asset management and data science. The company uses data analytics and its internally developed proprietary databases to provide advice to clients.
In partnership with Dell EMC, Intuit Technologies recommended Smart Max, a fully integrated data centre in a rack which contains real-time centralised monitoring, UPS power, power distribution, and passive cooling.
“It’s not always easy to bring together a mix of vendors and solutions. But the team worked seamlessly together,” Intuit Technologies senior account executive, Laura Workman, said.
The data centre houses the Dell EMC XC Series powered by Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software, with both solutions built to scale.
“Data is central to everything we do," Vesparum, IT director, Samuel Leslie, said. "We can analyse in real-time more than 10,000 capital markets transactions and provide exclusive, objective advice to clients to maximise long-term equity value.”
With just over five years in business, Vesparum experienced significant growth moving, which required better IT capabilities.
“Our early IT environment was heavily influenced by our budget,” added Leslie. “We needed a scalable solution that also wouldn’t be obsolete in a few years to maintain our analytics programs and enable us to expand capabilities such as machine learning into our core services.”
The combinations of the products, solutions and services also have built-in security to meet its strict financial compliance and privacy obligations.
The migration has also freed up office space which was used to house Vesparum's data centre.
"As new technologies and innovations such as machine learning make more of an impact on Australian businesses, simplified IT infrastructure needs to become the new norm.” Vertiv A/NZ managing director, Robert Linsdell, said.