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How Quadbridge Successfully Upgraded CM Labs' Server and Storage Performance with Dell

November 26, 2020
March 8, 2023
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The Client

CM Labs is the leading vendor for simulation-based training for construction and ports. They provide training simulators, mission rehearsal, serious games, virtual prototyping, and testing to make operations in these industries safer and more efficient.

The Challenge

System revamp and seeking the best IT solutions vendor

The market for CM Labs’ simulation-based solutions shifted dramatically over the years, forcing a reconsideration in their system infrastructure.

To keep up with their expansion, CM Labs needed to upgrade their entire system for increased storage, better security, and continuous IT and equipment support. They needed to make the necessary improvements to prevent future business disasters from happening and that's where our managed IT reseller team steps in.

The challenge was to find a strategic IT partner that could provide them with competitive prices and high-quality services to get better value for money spent.

Without Quadbridge, it would be way more difficult to buy the equipment we needed. They not only helped us with the purchase but also worked as a liaison between our company and Dell, answering questions and following up the steps in the whole process. - CM Labs

The Solution

Dedicated hardware and high-quality service

Quadbridge assessed CM Labs’ IT environment and understood what they needed. After the evaluation, Quadbridge provided a cost-effective solution tailored specifically to CM Labs’ business requirements, including the selection of dedicated hardware from Dell along with ongoing support. “We’ve decided to go with Quadbrige instead of other IT vendors because of the high-quality service that came with their price.” - said CM Labs Senior Information Technology System Analyst.

The final solution included the following products:

  • Dell Poweredge R640 Server — maximizes storage capability, maintains data safety, and helps deliver fast performance. The R640 will host all the virtual servers and serve as the ‘brain’ of CM Labs’ infrastructure.
  • Dell SCv3020 3Ux30 Drive Storage Array — keeps storage separate from servers using a collection of HDDs or SSDs. The SCv3020 will be the body of the infrastructure, storing all the virtual servers.
  • Dell Switches Dell EMC Switch S4128T-ON — high-performance, open-networking, top-of-rack switches. The EMC Switch will connect the R640 to the SCv3020 to ensure efficient and quick communication between them.
  • Dell Poweredge R640 Server (Memory) — another R640 will be connected to upgrade CM Labs’ current servers’ memory.
  • Veeam Essentials — easy-to-use backup and quick recovery solution for the system in case of a virtual crash.
“We chose Dell because we know the quality of their products. Their products are really good in terms of their main function and purpose. On top of that, Dell provides top-notch service for their customers. Their after-sales is easily one of the best compared to the other vendors.”

The Result

An enhanced IT infrastructure to support a growing business

  • Increased storage space
  • Safer and better server performance
  • Cost-effective data center
  • Faster data transfer between servers
  • Full redundancy between hosts to ensure that the server is always available in the event of failure

CM Labs realized that investing in Quadbridge’s IT services would offer much greater value for the long-term, enabling them to focus more on serving their customers and growing their business with better security and less day-to-day issues.

Quadbridge checked all the boxes for all our expectations. The support and care received during the purchase and the post-sale, have alone, made CM Labs a client for life.

Quadbridge outperforms with end-to-end IT solutions and managed services

Client profile

Industry: Environmental
Employees: 25-50

✓ Managed IT

✓ Managed M365

✓ Managed Backup

✓ Professional Service

✓ Managed Endpoint

After supporting Waterloo Biofilter with an office move, they quickly switched fromtheir current Managed Services Provider to Quadbridge. We now manage their entireIT environment and support their end-to-end IT needs.

The challenge

  • The client was un happy with their MSP
  • The client needed a partner who was responsive, proactive, and would implement IT best practices for their organization
  • They needed onsite and report support for ongoing IT management activities as well as complex, specialized projects

Our solution

• Quadbridge worked with the client to implement our Elite IT service thatprovides ongoing IT monitoring and management, responsive help desk,proactive service, and vCIO consulting

• We’ve become a fully trusted partner and have proactively led a number ofinitiatives to improve performance and advance their IT, including thefollowing services:

• Managed Cloud Backup: we optimized their backup strategy with anaccessible, cost-efficient cloud-based backup solution that our teamcontinuously monitors and assists with restore requests.

• Infrastructure Architecture: we upgraded their server infrastructure toimprove redundancy and performance – especially for employees workingremotely.

• Ad Hoc Requests: as the clients’ IT support, our team uses our range ofexpertise and onsite support capabilities to deliver on a range of simple andcomplex IT projects. These have included upgrading their conference roomsystems and completing a functional and aesthetic clean up of their cabling

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