The customer is a medium-sized business with national coverage based in Birmingham, Slough and Amsterdam which supplies voice and data systems to the private and public sectors
To provide a hosted E-mail system for re-sale to its customers which would provide a highly-available and resilient hosted model, with the latest versions of Client and Server software, to be able to host up to 2000 users.
The provision of a Microsoft Exchange cluster on IBM Servers and SAN technology provided the underlying infrastructure for a highly resilient platform. The hardware was installed into the Keytech hosting centre in Manchester which provides an enterprise environment for security, cooling and power requirements for the mail system. The perimeter protection is carried out by a Checkpoint Firewall with mail scanning carried out by a best of breed Cisco Ironport device. Mobile users are also supported through Windows Mobile and the integration of a Blackberry Enterprise Server into the Microsoft Exchange solution.