Case Study – Finite Group
The Finite Group is a leading provider of diverse IT solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 1998 to offer specialist IT recruitment expertise and people-based services, the Group later expanded in 2003 to offer IT Professional services.
The Group has experienced consistent year on year growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions and has grown into a $440M per annum enterprise with 9 offices across ANZ and a workforce of around 2000 personnel.
Finite have 2 main service offerings:
FinXL IT Professional Services, the flagship IT consultancy business launched in 2003.
Finite Recruitment, the original specialist technology recruitment business established in 1998.
Between the 2 entities, the Finite business services many of the top organisations across Australia and New Zealand, including large banks, leading telecommunications providers, and government departments.
The Business Challenge
In a highly competitive marketplace, the customer is king, and Finite’s customers were relying on them as a trusted delivery partner.
However, Finite’s existing legacy infrastructure increasingly posed a threat of potential downtime or loss of service and needed to be reviewed.
In order to support the growing needs of staff and customers alike, it was clear that Finite required robust and reliable infrastructure that could scale with the business as it continued grow.
“We now have a best-in-class dedicated platform where it’s easy to securely monitor performance remotely. The response times have been instantaneous and it’s reassuring that we haven’t experienced a second of downtime.”Duncan Thomson – General Manager at Finite Group
Orro’s objectives for the Finite solution were simple – it had to:
- Provide a best-in-class user experience at an enterprise level,
- Enable and embrace best practice policy and procedures,
- Streamline any and all administrative overhead, and
- Adapt and scale with ease as the business grows.
Orro designed and deployed a FlashStack solution in order to meet each all objectives.
FlashStack is a converged infrastructure which integrates compute, network, and storage into a single architecture that dramatically reduces time to deployment, lowers IT costs and minimizes deployment risks. It combines the power of Cisco UCS with the performance and ease of use from Pure Storage in one integrated and vendor verified platform.
“Orro have been a long-term partner of ours. They suggested the FlashStack solution built on the combined power of Pure Storage and Cisco, delivered as a service. They understood our strategic roadmap. One of our key mission statements was to adapt and be adaptable, they understood what we needed and provided a “great-fit” solution for our business.”
Matthew Schmalz, Head of IT at Finite Group
The Finite Group is continuing to rapidly evolve and grow as a business, adapting and scaling as required with ease, supported by Orro’s dedicated unified platform solution.
The FlashStack solution is providing Finite with:
- Cloud-like agility across their hybrid-cloud environments,
- Consolidation of storage, network, and compute resources into a single AI-managed software and hardware solution,
- Alignment of the capacity requirements and infrastructure costs precisely to the IT requirements of the business, and
- Infrastructure that is easy to manage, deploy, maintain, and scale from on-premises to multi-cloud environments.
“We now have a best-in-class dedicated platform where it’s easy to securely monitor performance remotely. The response times have been instantaneous and it’s reassuring that we haven’t experienced a second of downtime.”
Duncan Thomson, General Manager at Finite Group