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Case Study: Hutchinson Networks

Diversifying business with cloud services

Customers want the flexibility of the cloud but with the advanced network features they have grown accustomed to. Hutchinson Networks chartered a new strategy to offer customers the best of both and diversify its business with a new cloud infrastructure service, Fabrix. But first, it needed to build an automated cloud environment to transform its focus.

Summary

Challenges

  • Diversify business and build annuity-based revenue streams
  • Build secure, cost-efficient, and automated cloud environments
  • Deliver advanced network services over the cloud

Solutions

  • Achieved fully-automated cloud environment based on Cisco ACI
  • Built new, secure cloud foundation on Cisco UCS technology and Cisco Nexus switches for scalability, flexibility, and performance

Results

  • Achieved a true cloud service with complete automation
  • Supported both virtual and bare-metal appliances on a single platform
  • Deployed new cloud infrastructure for 80% lower costs

What they’re saying

"Cisco ACI is built for automation, giving our services the speed and cost-efficiency that our customers expect."

Stephen Hampton, Chief Technical Officer, Hutchinson Networks

Who is Hutchinson Networks

Industry: IT Network Service Provider
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Company size: 50-100 employees

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