Telford College Case Study

Optimised infrastructure and enhanced data protection

Customer Profile

Telford College of Arts and Technology was established originally over 100 years ago and has a national reputation for providing excellent service with quality education and training.

Through the enthusiasm, commitment and dedication of the staff, the college has thrived as a local resource providing for all sectors of the community.

TCAT has received a broad array of nationally recognised awards for excellence including more Beacon Awards than any other college in the UK, confirming its status as a nationally praised college.

Customer Challenge

Telford College's infrastructure had reached its end of life, and was beginning to have a negative impact on the College.

  • Trying to manage the extreme growth in data storage whilst adhering to compliance regulations.
  • Quickly reduced time frame for critical backup procedures.
  • A flexible, customised solution was required to meet the demands of their needs.

WTL's Solution

WTL planned a solution in conjunction with Telford College that was actioned by:

  • Analysis of the College's backup practices.
  • Detailed scope of work proposal.
  • Drastic reduction in the backup window.
  • Installation and configuration of a fully automated backup infrastructure. This included both new tape technology and also a "staged" disk based backup.
  • Full training/testing prior to going live.
  • Project sign-off and handover.

Results and Benefits of the Project

Immediate benefits delivered to Telford College:

  • Future-proofed backup solution.
  • Easier management of all data.
  • Drastic reduction in the backup window.
  • Ability to adhere to the compliance regulations.
  • Project delivered on time and within budget.

clients testimonials

"WTL showed a thorough understanding of TRL's needs especially the wider IT infrastructure to which the new system would interface. WTL worked very hard to meet delivery deadlines and were accommodating when these changed!" - Mohamed Ismail- Research Engineer, Toshiba Research
"One of the biggest factors in choosing WTL was their experience and professionalism which gave us the confidence that the job would be completed on time and to budget." - Pete Gain, Enterprise Technology Specialist, SAS UK
"WTL performed an audit of existing support contracts and cross referenced existing infrastructure to produce an asset registry at that point in time" - United Utilities