“When designing a new IT system there is often a tendency to over-specify what you need so you can be sure it will deliver on expectations. Because of our plans to enable e-learning and video steaming at our stores, the option to include graphic accelerator cards needed to be considered.
By undertaking a Proof of Concept we were able to not only evaluate two different platforms but crucially, we demonstrated that the performance in the stores would be significantly improved without the dedicated graphic cards. We saved money and simplified the design and deployment of the solution by using actual data gathered from our sites and infrastructure rather than assumption and guesswork”
James Cawthorne, IT operations manager at C Brewer & Sons Ltd