London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – March 14, 2009 – Managed services company, Attenda Limited, has signed contracts with workplace solutions provider Regus, to manage its data center operations that provide critical applications and services to its global operations.
Regus provides outsourced workplace solutions, offering the widest range of products and services that allow individuals and companies to work however, wherever, and whenever they need to. Regus operates over 1,000 business centres across 450 cities in 75 countries.
The new Attenda platforms deliver Regus’ 14 lines of business applications, which range from regus.com, their eCommerce website, to Titan, a custom-developed application for Enterprise planning and invoicing, which processes tens of millions of pounds per month globally. Attenda also support Regus’ messaging platform together with three finance applications and SAP Business Objects analytics tool.
Rudy Lobo, COO of Regus remarked, ”Attenda demonstrated that as a totally focused IT managed service provider, it could provide us with a more agile and cost effective infrastructure and services solution to meet our current and future business needs.”
The Attenda solution comprises some 200 servers in a hybrid physical and virtual architecture across two data centres. Attenda’s experience in infrastructure consolidation and virtualisation has enabled some 60% of the servers to be virtualised, consolidating over 100 physical servers down to 12. The remaining physical servers represent database clusters for SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server and other applications. The Attenda solution extends the implementation of virtualisation to include Regus’ network and security infrastructure. Regus also has circa 40 TB of storage from Attenda’s shared SAN and NAS platforms.
Mr. Lobo concluded, ”Attenda’s methodology and expertise in virtual infrastructure design and management has minimised the risk in both consolidating and migrating our server base. We are delighted with the result that we have achieved and we plan to embrace virtualisation much more aggressively in the next 12 -18 months.”
Attenda manages those vital applications that every business relies upon today to function effectively allowing our clients to selectively outsource their IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to their business. The company manages, secures and optimises the performance of the applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure. With over 8 years’ investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda’s operations platform, the company provides the people, process and technology to deliver services at a cost that is amortised across Attenda’s entire client base – currently 134 of the UK’s leading companies. The company enjoys substantial financial backing, the industry’s leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including bmi, Christian Aid, easyCar, Microsoft, NHS, Princes, St. James’s Place and Travelodge.
Attenda is ISO9001, ISO27001 and ISO20000 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Adaptive IT Hosting Provider, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Supplier of Buying Solutions, the national procurement partner for UK public services. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK’s Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years. It was voted Best Managed Services Provider by Data Centre Europe Awards for both 2007 and 2008 and VMware’s EMEA Hosting Partner of the Year 2008 and 2009.
To learn more, please visit: www.attenda.net.