RDS implements private cloud and desktop virtualisation solution

The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) was founded in 1731 to promote and develop agriculture, arts, industry and science in Ireland. The premises including the RDS Arena, RDS Simmonscourt, RDS main hall are used regularly for exhibitions, concerts and sporting events. The RDS is also home to both Leinster Rugby and The Dublin Horse Show.

RDS implements private cloud and desktop virtualisation solution
The Challenge

The RDS had a diverse range of systems in place. The existing IT infrastructure required updating which necessitated either further hardware investment or the implementation of a private cloud and virtual desktop solution.

The Solution

Trilogy Technologies implemented a virtualized solution including a fully redundant virtual private cloud infrastructure and provision of managed services. The core infrastructure included an upgrade of the Active Directory & MS Exchange environments as well as an overhaul of the existing network infrastructure along with a backup solution. Concerns around an ageing desktop fleet were addressed by implementing a virtual desktop environment. The benefits from a virtual desktop environment include simplified management, enhanced security and recoverability.

The Result

The solution enables the organisation to plan maintenance and upgrades with minimal impact on business productivity. Following the introduction of VMWare, the RDS has begun upgrading their various business systems which has increased efficiency.  They are now confident that their ICT infrastructure is stable and capable of catering for these improvements. The RDS can now recover files quickly at critical moments and have implemented a disaster recovery solution to ensure business continuity.

achievements

  • A virtualized private cloud infrastructure and disaster recovery solution to meet the ICT needs of the organisation
  • Ability to plan maintenance and upgrades with minimal impact on business productivity
  • Efficient and easy file recovery at critical moments

client perspective

" We know that we can expand quickly and easily according to changing business needs without the need for further major investment in hardware at short notice. "

Senan Healy, Information Systems Manager