VTB Capital Plc
Formerly called Moscow Narodny Bank, VTB Capital is Russia’s second largest banking group with more than 100,000 people serving clients in more than 40 countries. Their assets totalled 6.7 US$ Billion for the fiscal year ended 31st December 2017.
VTB Capital required a reconfiguration of their backbone infrastructure to cope with increases in the level of the bank’s business activities.
OM3 pre-terminated fibre optic cables were utilised for inter-cabinet links backed up by Cat 6 copper for the horizontal cabling.
VTB Capital were happy with the efficiency gains arising from the new equipment, as well as improved reliability and faster access to services.
Samsung is the world’s second largest consumer electronics company, with more than 275,000 employees worldwide, serving customers in more than 140 countries. Their assets totalled $226 billion for the financial year ended 31st December 2017.
Samsung’s European Headquarters, based in Surrey, had seen an expansion of operations. They required an additional building, with a 600 outlet structured cabling system, near to their main offices. They had selected Blue Cube Connections as their existing cabling system was outdated and inadequate for today’s needs. A modern replacement with up to date infrastructure was required.
We designed and implemented a Cat 6 structured cabling solution, with copper for the horizontal cabling to outlets. The Cat 6 solution increased bandwidth and improved reliability, proving a great replacement to the previous system.
Samsung was happy as their investment would now increase productivity and thereby increase returns.
The London Borough of Merton has over 43 primary schools, responsible for the education of over 3,000 young pupils. The Borough’s schools consistently score well in the Ofsted rankings.
Every year, there is an increase in the rate of enrolment of pupils. Gorringe Park Primary, a Merton school, required extensions to their school and a refurbishment of their ICT system, as it was unable to cater for a modern curriculum. Blue Cube Connections was asked to review the existing ICT system and come up with a cost-effective solution, due to the constraints on the education budget.
We extended the analogue connection boxes and voice cabling to improve the school’s voice network. A Voice over IP Solution would have been more effective, but the budget constraints led to selection of the alternate solution. Armoured fibre cable running in ducting was utilised to connect the new buildings and provide a fibre backbone. The cabling from the main admin server to the Headmaster’s and other offices were also enhanced. In order to minimise disruption to the school, the work was completed out of hours.
When teachers and pupils returned from the Christmas holidays, they were impressed with the new buildings and much improved ICT system.
Star Technology Services
Star Technology Services Limited is one of the UK’s largest business ISPs, providing on demand IT and communication services for UK businesses. They are pioneers in cloud-based spam and virus scanning systems for business email under the brand Messagelabs, and have been at the forefront of the move towards cloud computing.
Star Technology Services Limited needed a new data centre with a large storage and processing capability in order to cope with the large expansion of its cloud computing business.
Blue Cube Connections came up with an effective 10 Gigabits/second Cat 6a pre-terminated solution, which incorporates fibre in the backbone and Cat 6a copper. We chose OM4 multi-mode fibre, the latest generation of fibre which, although more expensive than more traditional variants, conveys significant benefits with regard to future proofing capacity and continuity of service.
We completed the installation in two months by working back-to-back, and had on-going consultations with our client. They were highly satisfied with the quality of products and services.