A strong network backbone requires careful planning of the back-end systems, how they are going to be interconnected and what will run on those systems.
The first step was to inventory what was currently being used and to create a plan that not only brought ieLinks’ technology up to date, but set the stage for future growth. The company had multiple physical servers that were an average of 8-9 years old. Each server had its own database.
Affinity’s plan included migrating the old servers to new equipment running multiple instances of virtual servers for efficiency and redundancy. The new servers would house production and office operations.
The databases would be consolidated and virtualized, resulting in efficient use of resources and allowing the scalability the company needs.
Implementation of the new servers and database virtualization happened quickly with zero downtime for ieLinks and their customers. Quick action by Affinity also saved the company thousands of dollars in data center fees, and prevented any lost revenue due to down time.