INFOTECH: SACD's New LAN Solution
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Import and export management company, SACD Freight (South African Container Depot), has successfully rolled out a new HP ProCurve LAN infrastructure, driving up network speed and performance at its new warehousing and administrative facility in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town. SACD partnered with IT systems, software, hardware and consulting services provider, Datacentrix to implement this project.
Says SACD Freight IT executive, Freddie Mayer: “SACD relocated to a state-of-the-art purpose-built site at the end of 2009 and needed a cost effective, high performance new LAN infrastructure to be implemented to coincide with the move.
“After going out to tender, we selected Datacentrix to implement an end-to-end solution, including design, project management, data cabling, the installation of networking equipment and commissioning.
“Datacentrix was our partner of choice for this project as the company’s offering measured up to our specific requirements. A key consideration was that it essentially operates as a ‘one-stop shop’, providing us with one point of accountability. In fact, the company partnered with a third party cabling provider to provide the cabling infrastructure but this was completely seamless from our point of view as it was entirely managed by Datacentrix.
“In addition, Datacentrix certainly provided us with evidence of its experience on high quality networking and security implementations and we found that we were given plenty of advice at every step,” he states.
According to Harry Mellish, senior account manager at Datacentrix, the networking design and implementation, was completed by the Datacentrix team, which incorporated a large wireless installation (with both indoor and outdoor access points). The project was successfully implemented within the stipulated budget and specified timelines to meet all of the SACD’s project deliverables. Datacentrix is also handling ongoing maintenance and support at the site and we look forward to further enhancing our relationship with SACD in the future.”
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