Blog: National Trust for Scotland – Computer Weekly & case study.
Scott Newton, Head of IT at National Trust for Scotland has recently described his experience of partnering with Trustco and Dot Hill in Computer Weekly.
The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) is a conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage. The Trust owns and manages around 130 properties and 180,000 acres of land.
When Scott joined the company in early 2013 he inherited an aging IT infrastructure which was in urgent need of modernisation.
The organisation was dependent on around 60 physical servers, there was no secondary disaster recovery site, backups were not reliable and administrators struggled to manage staff storage limits, with data spread around many drives on separate physical hosts.
Scott describes in Computer Weekly why NTS has deployed a DotHill hybrid flash SAN with automated storage tiering to support a revamp of its IT systems from physical servers and tape backup at one site to near-fully virtualised with a disaster recovery site and automated failover.
You can read the full Computer Weekly article here.
Want to find out more? Request a demonstration
To find out more about the IT challenges NTS faced and the solution that Trustco provided, read the Trustco National Trust for Scotland case study. You can also request a demonstration of Dot Hill solutions.