Blue Chip Service Brochures
Data Centre Services from Blue Chip are designed to add value to your business by delivering a range of flexible, secure solutions to meet any organisational requirements. The Data Centre offers cost effective infrastructure solutions from co-location, managed services, through to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
Blue Chip provides a comprehensive range of services designed to ensure that your data is always available at your required level of performance even in the most diverse conditions. We will manage your data seamlessly to ensure that loss of data is not an issue that will adversely effect your business.
A major disaster, whilst possibly the worst type of event, is only one element of Business Continuity. Organisations are much more likely to suffer from system failures, accidents such as flooding and fire or external attacks from malware.
Maintaining or improving your IT infrastructure to ensure you receive optimal performance requires future proof planning, specialised skills and resource. Independent research has shown that many client servers are running at no more than 40% to 50% average utilisation.
Blue Chip have over 20 years experience in IBM® Midrange maintenance, support and lifecycle services. We have the largest IBM® skilled work force in the UK outside of IBM® itself and all of our engineers have relevant IBM® training.
Supporting over 40% of the AIX® Systems in the UK Blue Chip has both the skills and experience to deliver premier software support for all AIX® solutions. Our service is designed to be flexible both in terms of SLA priority levels and breadth of service. The core of our service is created to mirror the vendor solution but with the added benefit of being able to flex the solution to meet your requirements not vice versa.
Organisations are constantly challenged to become more competitive and grow market share. Reacting to these challenges often requires additional investment in IT systems and resource. Whilst at the same, time companies are under pressure to reduce overall costs, which makes adopting new strategies and investing in systems a difficult balancing act.
Blue Chip’s Systems Management Services (BC SMS) delivers a cohesive unified approach to managing all systems and devices. This approach to systems management is unique in delivering bespoke, tailored solutions that fit with your business processes and requirements.
Organisations that require multiple location connectivity often prefer to also have total control over their network in order to meet specific security, latency and bandwidth requirements. This leads to multiple maintenance providers, SLA’s and fixed contracts. Blue Chip’s Convergence Solution is unique in design, offering a private data network based on cloud commercials and flexibility.
Choosing a managed datacentre service provider is an incredibly important decision, but making the right choice can prove daunting as more and more suppliers enter the market.
There are some important considerations to bear in mind when putting together a data storage and back-up strategy with a managed service provider.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offers organisations the ability to turn computing power on as they need it, with the potential for lower costs and greater flexibility.
By choosing a third party for server maintenance, organisations can escape inflexible upgrade cycles to fully exploit their investment, but there are a number of factors to consider in selecting the best option.
For many organisations, ‘IT’ is split between two groups. The data centre facility is provided and managed by facilities management, while the IT equipment within the facility is provisioned and managed by the IT department. This can lead to problems – and an outsourced, fully managed solution can allow a business to concentrate on its strategy, rather than on “keeping the lights on”.
How Green is Your Data Center? Phil Bindley, CTO Blue Chip
Energy utilisation is a global problem not only from an environmental perspective but also from a financial one. An organisation that can utilise Green Technologies not only improves their environmental polices but also reduces bottom line costs.
Reducing carbon emissions and energy usage for a Data Centre is quite often not financially or operationally achievable. Bluechip set out to address this problem with their purpose built Data Centre in Bedford
The target PUE of 1:1 is achieved through unique energy efficient cooling systems and specialised design. Working with the Carbon Trust we have also found a way to make the Data Centre Carbon Neutral.
This has benefitted customers through the ability to control costs, contracts for fixed pricing are available for 3 or 5 years. Improving their Green credentials whilst maintaining their data and equipment within the UK.
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