His team consists of 6 employees, who handle both technical support and development, as well as user support. Automation removes heavy operational tasks, and frees up time for innovation and development, which is crucial when you, as TV2 Fyn, want to be Denmark’s leading, regional media house.
The Infosight software in HPE Nimble is an IT monitoring system that triggers an alarm and informs Henrik’s team if something is wrong. This type of proactive monitoring means that you do not have to manually monitor the systems.
TV2 Fyn has always had a good collaboration with HPE and has good experiences with their product, so it was natural to look at what solutions they could offer. As a public institution, TV2 Fyn is subject to the National Audit Office and must obtain offers from several places, so the advantages and disadvantages of several different systems were looked at, however, a colleague in the media industry helped make the choice easy.
“We spoke to our colleagues on TV2 Nord to hear about their experiences. One and a half years ago, they had invested in an HPE Nimble, with which they had minimal contact with since it was installed. That fact supported our desire for a new storage system, with a high degree of automation and a minimal operating need. At the same time, we have gotten high performance and a proactive monitoring system. And the system almost takes care of itself completely. Every IT man’s dream!” says Henrik Bjørn.
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Once the decision had been made, the implementation had to take place as soon as possible. TV2 Fyn’s storage system could not be expanded further, and extra storage capacity was needed, due to the preparations for the brand new news and media system, which TV2 Fyn, as the only other news station in the world, was to go live on in June 2020.
Danoffice IT has very good experiences with HPE Nimble and together with TV2 Fyn it was decided to start the implementation between Christmas and New Year 2019. In just two days, the solution was implemented, and Henrik Bjørn and his team could take over the further migration.
“The solution is easy to handle, and we quickly reached the goal of moving all our virtual servers and shutting down the old storage platform. It was really a quick implementation!” says Henrik Bjørn, who thinks it has been a pleasure to work with Danoffice IT.
“It’s very much about trusting both the sales staff and system consultants when working on such a project, and I have to say that they are insanely good at HPE products. We were completely confident working with them.”
The entire news team at TV2 Fyn today works on platforms located at Amazon. Nimble is integrated with Amazon’s cloud solution and enables backup and efficient security of data by replicating them directly to other HPE Nimble devices at Amazon.
It would be a shame to claim that implementing new IT platforms is always as quick and easy as in this case. Nevertheless, Thomas Østergaard, Technical Consultant at Danoffice IT is not surprised. “We always experience easy implementation with Nimble and the customer gets a really good experience when the installation goes smoothly”, says Thomas Østergaard, who was responsible for the installation.
He points out that HPE Nimble has a completely exceptional customer support, which is exceptionally fast to provide immediate help if challenges arise along the way. There is much good to be said about both this solution and the collaboration that has taken place between TV2 Fyn and Danoffice IT.
Henrik Bjørn has no doubt that HPE Nimble will release many resources for interesting development projects in the media company in the future.