How We Do It

Consult - Design - Deliver - Support - Manage




CONSULT

Collaborative Consultation

DESIGN
Sizing, Scoping, Demonstrating Solutions

DELIVER
Implementation, Systems Integration,
Project Management

SUPPORT
Support every step of the way…..
and the extra mile!

MANAGE
Flexible Fully Managed Services


Our Partners - We recommend the best vendor solutions to our customers

Key to our strategy and success is our ability to integrate and work with some of the IT industry’s leading manufacturers. We invest significant time and resources into our partner relationships helping us to deliver value to both our partners and our customers. For our tier one partners, implementation, design and technical support (field and phone based) is primarily handled by our Cristie Professional Services team. This approach allows us to work effectively with both our customers and our partners to continually deliver a very high level of service.



 

HPE – Technology That Fuels Transformation

Hewlett Packard has been in the innovation business for more than 75 years. Their vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organisations of all sizes – from global enterprises to local startups.

 

Cristie’s HPE Gold Partner Status means that we can extend our flexibility and choice, giving us access to solutions and products from across all HPE solutions and brands.

  • Integrated Systems
  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Software

 

HPE help us make IT environments more efficient, productive and secure, enabling fast, flexible responses to a rapidly changing competitive landscape. We enable organisations to act quickly on ideas by delivering infrastructure that can be easily composed and recomposed to meet shifting demands so they can lead in today’s marketplace of disruptive innovation.

 

 

Nimble Storage

Cristie Data have been working with Nimble since 2012, we were one of their first partners in the UK. We have spent a number of years investing in and promoting Nimble Storage and were delighted to reach Gold Partner status, the highest level of achievement that Nimble offer. This accreditation reflects our technology skills breadth and our demonstrated success in the sales and delivery of Nimble solutions. We offer a full team of Professional Services and Support staff, all fully trained and certified in Nimble technology, to ensure smooth implementations and migrations.

Nimble Storage is the leader in predictive flash storage solutions. Nimble offers a Predictive Flash platform that combines flash performance with predictive analytics, to predict and prevent barriers to data velocity caused by complex IT infrastructure. Nimble’s customers experience absolute performance, non-stop availability and cloud-like agility that accelerate critical business processes.

  • Sheer Performance with Unmatched Scalability: Built for speed and scalability
  • 33-66% Lower TCO: Less than the cost of legacy performance disk solutions
  • Absolute Resiliency: Delivery 99.999% measured uptime
  • Backup at One Third of the Cost: Nimble’s arrays can be used for backup, DR, test/dev and archival
  • Scale-Out: Non-disruptively scales to over 8PB with more than 1.2million IOPS at less than 1ms response time

Nimble have defined their technology leadership by introducing the Nimble Predictive Flash platform and its two fundamental innovations: their Unified Flash Fabric and their InfoSight predictive analytics cloud-based management system. Backed by their Timeless Storage™, there is no need to pay for optional software, and forklift upgrades are a thing of the past.

 

 
 

Intelligent Edge Networking for the Mobile, Cloud and IOT Era

Aruba lead with a modern digital experience, this means that the network must be architected to support these experiences, from the edge-in, versus traditional vendors who designed with a legacy “network-out” approach.

    • Secure and reliable connections for people who are mobile and always-on
    • Seamless experiences across business apps
    • Rich, contextual, personalized digital experiences as people and businesses interact with each other

 

Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi access points

Aruba are the leaders in wired and wireless networking. Aruba wireless access points deliver superb Wi-Fi performance and are location-ready – they can be deployed as controller-managed, controllerless (Aruba Instant), or remote access depending on the design, scope and scale of your wireless network.

Unique in the industry, the Aruba 300, 310, 320, and 330 series APs are powered by ClientMatch technology — making sure all devices have the fastest connection at all times and Multi-User MIMO capable devices can actually make use of the technology.

 

Endpoint Security with Aruba Clearpass and Introspect

Safeguarding against cyber threats now requires a multi-layered security strategy that includes the ability to detect and combat threats that have evaded traditional rule and signature-based solutions, while using legitimate credentials of compromised employees, contractors, partners or IoT devices.

IntroSpect detects compromised users’ systems or devices by using supervised and unsupervised machine learning models to see telltale changes in typical IT access and usage. When these subtle signals are aggregated and put into context over time, the presence of an upcoming attack is confirmed and alerted. Through tightly integrated bi-directional communication, IntroSpect then triggers ClearPass to perform a change of authorization for the entity in question. Once the threat is under control, an analyst can then turn to IntroSpect’s big data-based incident investigation system where the entire IT history of the entity under scrutiny—down to the packet level—is available in seconds, so that decision making and remediation is cut from hours and days to minutes.

 

 

Dell EMC – The Bedrock of the Modern Data Centre

Cristie Data deliver the industry’s most innovative portfolio of solutions from Dell and Dell EMC to support digital transformation. Servers, storage, networking, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure.

Our Titanium partner status extends our flexibility and choice, giving us access to these solutions and more from across the entire Dell Technologies and family of brands.

  • Data Storage
  • Servers
  • Converged Infrastructure
  • Data Protection
  • Security
  • Networking

Cristie and Dell together can to help you by providing technology solutions and services that accelerate digital transformation. Working with Dell we can simplify your IT. Solve your business challenges. Gain the agility and scalability to support your organisation’s long-term strategy. Future-ready, standards-based data center solutions from Dell leverage your current technology while seamlessly incorporating innovations tailored to your needs:

  • Eliminate redundancy and unify management
  • Accelerate IT service delivery
  • Reduce operation costs while increasing performance

Our end-to-end data centre solutions are designed to help your enterprise respond dynamically to change – today and for years to come.

 

Unified Data Protection (UPD)

Arcserve Unified Data Protection

Today you need a unified data protection solution for your data backup and disaster recovery that cuts complexity and costs. Get enterprise-class features – without enterprise-class effort. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) combines industry-proven backup, replication, high availability and true global de-duplication technologies in one solution. It delivers a unified architecture across cloud, virtual and physical environments and unprecedented ease-of-use via a web-based interface.

Cristie Data have been an Arcserve Platinum Partner of for several years and together we have worked on numerous customer projects. The close working relationship between the Cristie sales and technical teams and Arcserve ensures that our consultants have the maximum exposure to Arcserve’s products, and a detailed understanding of Arcserve’s technologies and processes.

Arcserve UDP includes support for

  • Protection of virtual and physical environments
  • Host-based, agentless backup for vSphere & Hyper-V
  • Global deduplication, encryption,and compression
  • WAN optimized replication with 256-Bit AES Encryption
  • Local/Remote Instant VM and Virtual Standby
  • Instant Bare Metal Restores
  • Data and system High Availability

Managed Cloud Backup and DR Services

Enjoy the numerous benefits of a fully managed backup service. Our hybrid cloud approach means your local backups will be securely replicated to our data centre for long term retention, this gives you peace of mind knowing that your data is being held in two geographically separated locations.

Local backups can be used for the most responsive restore speeds, whilst having replicated data in our data centre provides off-site peace of mind. Should the worst happen we can provide full DR services from our data centres.

 

 

Barracuda – Protecting Office 365

 

 

 

NG Firewall – F600

 

 

Barracuda Security Solutions

Barracuda’s powerful, best-of-breed security products secure your organisation’s email, web applications, remote access, web browsing, mobile Internet, and networks whether on premises or in the cloud.

  • Next-Generation Network Security: Barracuda NextGen Firewalls are purpose-built for the modern, distributed network in which network performance and availability is as important as security.
  • Email Content Security: Today’s IT professionals need an easy-to-manage and comprehensive email security solution, in addition to keeping email-borne attacks outside the network. The Barracuda Email Security Gateway manages and filters all inbound and outbound email traffic to protect organisations from email-borne threats and data leaks.
  • Web Security: The Barracuda Web Security Gateway lets organisations benefit from online applications and tools without exposure to web-borne malware and viruses, lost user productivity, and misused bandwidth. As a comprehensive solution for web security and management, it unites award-winning spyware, malware, and virus protection with a powerful policy and reporting engine.
  • Web Application Firewall: Outward-facing web applications represent a significant vector for advanced cyber threats that grow more sophisticated daily. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall simplifies application security, so you can focus on your business.

Backup Solutions

Barracuda’s cloud-connected, mobile-enabled storage technologies are designed to simplify IT, and to help your users work more efficiently, wherever they are.

  • Backup: Barracuda Backup is designed from the ground up for the cloud-integrated systems you depend on today. It gives you the flexibility to easily back up data wherever it resides – on premises or in the cloud – and to replicate the data to our secure cloud or to a private location of your choice.
  • Essentials for Office 365: Migrating your email to the cloud gives your organisation the convenience of easy access to email and documents with reduced management overhead. However, trusting your most important data to the cloud raises new concerns about security, compliance and data protection. Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 provides multi-layer security, backup, archiving and eDiscovery for Office 365.
  • ArchiveOne: Information management, retention and compliance made easy, ArchiveOne gives you ownership and control over all of your import communication, documents and other unstructured data. ArchiveOne safely archives your emails and files, making it easy to comply with email retention policies and easy to find information no matter where it resides.

 

Nutanix XPowered Cloud Services for Enterprises

Nutanix Hyper-converged Solutions

Nutanix combines compute, storage and virtualisation into a single hyper-converged solution. It reduces power and space, and dramatically eliminates storage complexity leaving more time to focus on supporting real business growth.

All Nutanix solutions are 100% software-defined with no reliance on special purpose hardware. Nutanix solutions distribute all data, metadata and operations across the entire cluster to eliminate bottlenecks. They also isolate faults and have self-healing capabilities to automatically recover from problems without bringing down an entire system. Coupled with automation and rich system-wide analytics Nutanix is a heavy-weight contender in today’s storage and virtualisation markets.

Invisible infrastructure, predictable performance

Nutanix’s products aim to make data center infrastructure invisible. Their solutions simplify IT with predictable performance at any scale for any application. This in turn means that IT professionals can dedicate their time driving business growth rather than fixing and maintaining their networks.

The largest benefits of Nutanix are:

  • Lower CapEx and OpEx costs by 40-60%
  • Scale your infrastructure predictably with no limits.
  • Save up to 90% with the reduction in power, cooling and space from a 2U solution.
  • Free up IT resources so that you can focus on other important organisational tasks.

 

Draw My Cloudian: What is Object Storage?

Cloudian – Limitless storage capacity, ultimate simplicity, in your data centre

Cloudian simplifies enterprise storage with limitlessly scalable storage that consolidates massive data sets to a single, easily managed environment. Cloudian brings the flexibility and simplicity of public cloud storage into the data centre, simplifying management and reducing TCO by 70% versus conventional storage systems.

HyperStore can scale from just three nodes to hundreds, allowing systems to be right-sized for any application or organizational need. Cloudian dramatically reduces enterprise storage costs with up to 95% less management overhead, 30% less power/space/cooling, and a highly robust design that ensures maximum productivity with nine 9s reliability.

Use cases include data protection, collaboration, data management, and media and entertainment, bioinformatics, IoT.

 

Nexsan

For over 18 years Nexsan has built a reputation for highly reliable, cost-effective storage designed to serve specific use cases and diverse business demands.

Nexsan Unity provides true Hyper-Unified Storage,  mix-and-match high-performance flash with inexpensive hard disks. Unity mixes block storage for VMware, databases or Exchange with file storage for home directories and sharing. Then, it stands out by including a full private-cloud infrastructure at no additional cost. Unity includes a plug-and-play ability to sync files in real-time across any number of disparate locations with secure communication across standard internet connections. Unity can replaces the un-managed user adoption of cloud-sharing products such as Dropbox and Box by delivering similar functionality completely under the control of your local IT team. Unity can even satisfy the most demanding secure archive requirements by integrating all the capabilities of the industry-leading Assureon archiving product in a single system.

Nexsan E-Series and BEAST systems are designed to process heavy workloads with demanding applications, their high performance, capacity, density, reliability, and ease of management make them fit environments where others fail. E-Series and BEAST were designed to run in the most challenging of environments — from departments without perfectly optimal data centers to branch offices to cruise ships.

For long term and active archive storage, with automatic, policy-based data transfer from your NAS devices, Unity Active Archive and Assureon ensure total compliance, protects against ransomware and hackers, and offers rock-solid litigation support. Strict policies can be set so not even system administrators can change data.

 

Data Centers and Infrastructure

Through iomart, we have 27 global data centers, of which 8 are in the UK and are wholly owned, 33,000 servers under management and 1,600km of dark fibre again wholly owned by the company. As a Managed Services organisation, through iomart, we provide our clients with an alternative to public cloud solutions.

Solutions include:

  • Hosted Services
  • Managed Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud
  • Bare Metal Cloud
  • Colocation
  • Backup and DR as a Service

 

iomart Accreditations

iomart is proud to be the UK’s most accredited cloud company, which include; ISO 27001: 2013 for Information Security Management and ISO 20000: 2011 for IT Service Management. It was one of the early adopters, along with Microsoft and AWS, of ISO/IEC 27018:2014, the cloud privacy standard introduced to establish a uniform worldwide approach to protecting personal data in the public cloud. It also operates to ISO/IEC 27017:2015 the standard which covers information security techniques for cloud computing security and privacy management systems.

Driving Digital Transformation

As an iomart group company we have the ability to work collaboratively with other iomart companies.

Formed in 2004, Systemsup, an iomart company, is a highly regarded consultancy that helps organisations exploit collaboration and cloud services to enable business transformation. Services include:

  • Cloud Enablement
  • Data Analytics
  • Application Optimisation
  • Management and Security
  • Business Intelligence
  • End User Agility
  • Digital Workspace

Digital transformation is an opportunity to revolutionise your organisation and the way it operates.

 

Rubrik, Software in the Cloud

Rubrik Backup and Recovery Solutions

Rubrik delivers automated backup, recovery, archival, search, cloud, and development in a simple, scale-out platform built for hybrid cloud. Its a software-defined platform that unifies backup, instant recovery, replication, search, analytics, archival, compliance, and copy data management in one secure fabric across the data centre and cloud. As a complete Data Management platform its distributes data, metadata, and tasks across the Rubrik cluster and public cloud for linear scalability and performance.

One single platform manages all data in the cloud, at the edge, or on-prem for backup, DR, archival, compliance, analytics, and copy data management. Rubrik powers on your data instantly (for recovery to test/dev) and unleashes hard savings from a converged architecture.

Rubrik is the “brain” that handles the cradle-to-grave data lifecycle management for all your data (VMs, physical Oracle databases, Microsoft SQL databases, Windows servers, Linux servers, NAS) from ingest to retirement. Orchestrate versioned data, ensure data integrity, and apply content-aware global deduplication and compression. Use a single interface to manage all data sources across private and public clouds.

 

 

Zerto – Resilience for Evolving I.T.

Zerto provides Resilience for Evolving IT™ by delivering automated, seamless Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for vSphere, Hyper-V, Azure and AWS. Zerto Virtual Replication delivers critical application availability in the event of a disaster while creating recovery points (RPO) of seconds and recovery times (RTO) of minutes with continuous replication, without the use of snapshots and having no impact on production. This ensures businesses and their customers always have access to critical applications without any IT interruption, downtime or delay.

Zerto’s Enterprise Cloud Edition, part of our award-winning Cloud Continuity Platform™, protects thousands of enterprises worldwide, with the simplest, most reliable BC/DR software solution built to protect applications on any virtualized IT environment, be it public, private or hybrid cloud. Zerto’s proactive approach to recovery gives companies confidence in their ability to withstand any disruption, easily incorporate new technology, and quickly adapt to accommodate evolving IT priorities.

 

 

Infrastructure Simplified

Simplify your IT infrastructure with proven virtualization solutions built on VMware® vSphere with Operations Management™, the industry’s leading virtualization and cloud management platform.

  • VMware virtualization helps you reduce capital expenses through server consolidation and reduce operating expenses through automation, while minimizing lost revenue by reducing both planned and unplanned downtime.
  • Reduce capital and operational costs by increasing energy efficiency and requiring less hardware with server consolidation.
  • Enhance business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities for your virtualized infrastructure through improved and simplified disaster recovery solutions with VMware® vCenter Site Recovery Manager™.
  • Virtualize Tier 1 business critical enterprise applications, including databases (Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, SAP HANA, SAP Sybase), business applications (SAP Business Suite, Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, SAP), and deliver the highest SLAs and top performance.
  • Gain policy-based automation and ensure compliance and performance with a zero-touch infrastructure using VMware® vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™ for virtualization management.

Digital Preservation – What is it all about?

Hear Matthew Addis, Arkivum CTO, talking about metadata, file formats and bit-level data preservation, and why preservation in the digital world is complex and poses very new challenges.

Arkivum provides 100% guaranteed data safeguarding and long-term data lifecycle management solutions.

Arkivum is a leading provider of compliance-driven, long-term data safeguarding and usability solutions serving regulated, data intensive markets worldwide. Arkivum’s solution helps organisations safeguard and preserve their most valuable digital content to the highest level, adhere to intensified regulation of digital records management, economically cope with increasing data volumes and make archived data usable and accessible.

Arkivum provides a safe, secure, compliant and accessible digital archiving solution for any type of data, structured and unstructured, with a unique 100% data integrity guarantee and a built-in escrow service. The Arkivum solution brings archived data to life by enabling users to explore the vast, usually untapped value of their archived repository.

 

 

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

 

Veeam Availability Platform

With the Veeam Availability Platform, Veeam enables any business to deliver the Digital Life experience users expect, delivering the next generation of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise. Veeam Availability Platform provides businesses and enterprises of all sizes with the means to ensure Availability for any application and any data, across any cloud infrastructure, through the following capabilities:

  • Non-Stop Business Continuity to instantly recover any app, any data, on any cloud
  • Digital Transformation Agility with multi-cloud data management and migration – choose your Cloud, your way
  • Analytics & Visibility with actionable insights for data management, operational performance, and compliance

Veeam recognises the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, Veeam helps organisations meet recovery time and point objectives of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualisation, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data centre to help organisations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals.

 

NetApp

Innovation that Helps Lower Your IT Costs and Accelerate Your Business

NetApp creates innovative products—storage systems and software that help customers around the world store, manage, protect, and retain one of their most precious corporate assets: their data. NetApp are recognised throughout the industry for continually pushing the limits of today’s technology so that our customers never have to choose between saving money and acquiring the capabilities they need to be successful.

Customers rely on NetApp to store, manage,protect, and retain their most precious corporate asset—their data. They use NetApp innovative storage and data management solutions for business-application, virtualization, and cloud environments. Organisations leverage clustered Data ONTAP® to create a shared infrastructure that improves the economics, speed, and scale of business.

Their broad flash portfolio includes hybrid and ultra-high performance flash arrays that accelerate business operations and improve our customers’ experience. NetApp’s big data solutions simplify the management of massive, fixed-content storage systems. Their E-Series systems help customers meet the demanding performance and capacity requirements of dedicated workloads. NetApp storage systems offer IT efficiency, business agility, high application uptime, and simplified data management.

 

Fujitsu – delivering world-class IT Services and Solutions

Fujitsu is one of the top five information and communication technology providers in the world, with over 5 decades of experience delivering technology solutions to customers around the globe. They have a wide-ranging experience working with organisations from across all sectors; from retail, financial services and telecoms, to transport, government and defence and national security. With innovative service offerings, enabling our customers to take advantage of the opportunities created by the connected world.

Fujitsu believe that through the use of technology, many of the world’s major problems such as depleting resources and an ageing and expanding population could be addressed. Their global corporate vision is to create a world where people are empowered by technology to; innovate, enrich lives, create new business opportunities, and improve society.

 

 

An Introduction to Commvault

Commvault – Data Protection, Retention and Compliance

Commvault’s data protection and information management solutions provide mid- and enterprise-level organisations worldwide with a significantly better way to get value from their data. Commvault can help companies protect, access and use all of their data, anywhere and anytime, turning data into a powerful strategic asset.

Back-up your databases, files, applications, endpoints and VMs with maximum efficiency according to data type and recovery profile. Integrate hardware snapshots. Optimise storage with deduplication. Recover your data rapidly and easily, whenever you need to, and leverage reports to continually improve your backup and recovery processes. Commvault software eliminates the separate data silos associated with traditional backup, archive and reporting products — in a vendor neutral solution that frees you from lock-in while reducing infrastructure requirements.

Unify and simplify snapshot management with a single console for all the top hardware storage vendors — meaning you no longer require a different toolset or low-level scripting expertise for each storage array. Our built-in reporting and alerting lets you perform more detailed utilisation and capacity planning for your hardware snapshots.

 

Quantum Overview

Quantum – End-to-End Storage Solutions

Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection, providing intelligent solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. They help customers maximise the value of these assets to achieve their goals, whether it’s top movie studios looking to create the next blockbuster, researchers working to accelerate scientific discovery, or small businesses trying to streamline their operations. With a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class disk, tape and software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, Quantum enable customers to address their most demanding workflow challenges and opportunities.

  • Workflow Storage – Shared storage designed to accelerate complex information workflows
  • Archiving – Storage that allows you to retain data longer and keep it accessible to users
  • Data Protection – Solutions that integrate innovative deduplication, replication, and cloud technologies
  • Cloud – Integrate the Cloud as an on-demand storage tier for your existing applications

 

Cisco provides the foundation for Digital Transformation by bringing everything together into a Simple, Intelligent, Automated and Secure Infrastructure.

Cisco Systems

Cisco provides the foundation for digital transformation that consists of a comprehensive product and services portfolio, digital solutions, and a developer environment supported by a broad global ecosystem of partners. Cisco’s portfolio brings together connectivity, security, automation, and analytics.

Digital transformation is disrupting businesses in every industry by breaking down barriers between people, businesses, and things. By breaking these barriers, they are able to create new products and services and find more efficient ways of doing business.

These innovations are happening across organisations of all types, in every industry. But they share a common theme: create new customer experiences, transform business models, and empower workforce innovation. To do this, companies need a foundation that is outcome driven and enabled by technology.

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