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Institutional Protection (IP) chose the HC3 platform to deliver business continuity, simplified IT management, scalability and compliance demands.



Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualisation, and hyperconverged solutions, today announced that London-based, financial/legal services company, Institutional Protection (IP), has deployed the HC3 platform to enhance its IT infrastructure along with a secondary off-site disaster recovery node for business continuity. Since deployment, IP has benefited from improved performance, reduced management time and scalability, helping to plan for future capacity demands.


Institutional Protection (IP) is a global class and group investor action specialist, providing services exclusively for institutional investors. IP is a technology-led company, which uses its own proprietary software to monitor shareholder actions and financial antitrust cases around the world. IP provides recovery and advisory services its clients, to help manage the risk of their participation in investor actions, whilst maximising clients’ recovery of losses relating to corporate non-disclosure, misrepresentation or fraud. As part of its recent rapid expansion, IP decided to upgrade its IT Infrastructure to meet its current and future needs.


IP considered options from competitors, as well as looking into the possibility of building its own hyperconverged platform using open source. However, after a hands-on demonstration and further research, the company decided to deploy the Scale Computing HC3 platform through reseller NAS UK.


Richard Goss, Sales Manager at NAS UK commented, “IP was looking for a simple and easy to manage IT environment that would offer support now and in the future. Scale Computing’s cluster is perfect for organisations such as this offering complete simplicity and scalability through its data centre in a box.”


With the HC3 platform deployed, IP has been able to save on time and resources. The cluster offers a complete platform with no additional software to license, training or certification. In addition, Scale Computing provides the ability to add nodes, as and when needed, creating a flexible scale-out architecture. With the additional off-site disaster recovery node in place, IP is also taking advantage of enhanced business continuity and geographical resilience which meets compliance demands. Scale Computing offer cloning, regular snapshots and failover and backup testing to safeguard against IT disruption.


“One of our major challenges was the ability to add capacity as planning for future resources was challenging, but with Scale Computing we can simply scale-out as and when needed,” commented Andrew Ingram, CIO at IP. “In addition, the added flexibility and simplicity from the hyperconverged platform means we can operate a lean IT team, which continues to add value to our growing business.”


Johan Pellicaan, VP and MD EMEA at Scale Computing added, “IP is driving technology innovation and we are pleased to have been able to help and support the organisations on its modernisation  programme. Scale Computing offers the ability to reduce costs, simplify management and add capacity as and when needed, ideal for organisations such as IP where future capacity planning is a major challenge.”



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