Northampton Borough Council Case Study
Networks First deployed H3C IRF technology to virtualise parts of the LAN infrastructure reducing device management overhead whilst building additional redundancy and performance into the LAN design.
The LAN migration project enabled Northampton Borough Council to relocate their Head Quarters and associated centralised IT infrastructure to new buildings in a controlled manner whilst retaining server and WAN connectivity for their user base.
Networks First ensured that the network refresh had no impact on the user community. Whilst this upgrade took place Northampton Borough Council were also rolling out a new IPT infrastructure. Networks First’s experience with converged solutions ensured that we were able to offer guidance around LAN configurations and best practises for the council’s deployment of IPT.
Networks First seamlessly transferred the perimeter firewall and remote access platforms including more than 70 user groups on to new systems at Northampton Borough Council’s new location, and provided further go-live support to assist the council throughout there busy migration and relocation period.
“Networks First provide Northampton Borough Council with total confidence knowing that our network infrastructure is being maintained by a first class service lead organisation. From consultancy projects to on-going HP network support, Networks First has the right skills and resource to support Northampton Borough Council’s communication infrastructure.” Andy Brightwell, Network and Telecom Team Leader, Northampton Borough Council