MNA & PCS Scoop Best in Show
and Category at VMWorld Europe
User Awards 2016

October 2016: Midlands News Association (MNA), in conjunction with PCS, has been awarded Best of Show and winner in the Best Virtualisation & Cloud Infrastructure Project category at the Best of VMWorld Europe User Awards.  The winners were announced at VMWorld Europe in Barcelona on Wednesday 19 October, hosted by Computer Weekly and SearchServerVirtualisation.com.

Read the Computer Weekly feature here

It is great to receive double recognition for what has been an exciting project, that has totally changed the way we approach our IT operation, especially our overall speed and resilience. The level of savings on cooling, electricity and staffing alone are impressive and we expect the project to have paid for itself within five years.

Graeme Clifford
MNA Print Managing Director
Leading software developer for the publishing industry, PCS, nominated MNA for the award after undertaking a major IT infrastructure migration project for its sister company.  When MNA looked to upgrade its IT infrastructure like for like, it proved cost prohibitive with a financial commitment of nearly £300,000.  The publisher therefore looked to what its software provider PCS could offer.  PCS and MNA then took a partnership approach to invest in a Dell end-to-end solution with duplicate hardware at two sites in order to host the MNA infrastructure virtually.

PCS have been successfully implementing virtual server solutions
for over a decade. To be able to utilise our skills and experience to support
MNA in their quest for a more efficient and cost effective IT infrastructure has been very rewarding and this accolade tops it off

Phil Walker
PCS Managing Director
PCS now manages the servers, storage and hardware infrastructure for MNA, reducing the overall upfront equipment investment and running costs for both organisations, in an environment shared by the firms’ other customers.

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