International Fund for Animal Welfare ties up with HP
Business firms' tie-ups with charity or animal welfare organizations give a social face to their operations. Now, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has joined hands with HP Converged Infrastructure to help it manage operations in its 15 offices around the world.
IFAW is considered to be the leading animal welfare charitable trust in the world with more than four decades of experience in the field. It was originally founded to shelter white-coat harp seals from commercial hunting off the Canadian coast. Today, it plays a leading part in saving endangered species through a series of campaigns. The primary reason for the tie-up is that HP’s primary data center had become insufficient to meet its space, power and cooling needs. IFAW was also looking for getting an opportunity to upgrade its technology infrastructure and manage its business better. So, IFAW integrated its data center with HP Converged Infrastructure technology to augment its resources.
The new data center includes advanced HP RX6600 servers that help in critical business operations, such as internal mail, Oracle applications, etc. “We needed to upgrade our existing facility to meet increased demands of our global charitable work both presently and in the future,” explained Phyllis Bayer, director, IT Operations and Facilities, IFAW. “With the help of HP, we were able to relocate to a new building to continue support for our global fundraising efforts and donor demands.”
This will help IFW in a lots of ways. It will make the process of information gathering easier through the headquarters' data center with HP ProLiant servers. These new servers will also let IFAW to save energy within the data center. Since the Trust has a huge database of donors, it needed bigger and better storage requirements. For this express purpose, it began using HP Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVA), which maintains an alphabetical list of the Trust's donor database. It also helps IFAW to handle its storage capabilities, and to keep its database functioning round the clock. It assists in focusing solely on the task at hand and waste less time in administrative ones. To streamline its operations further, IFAW upgraded to the HP Networking 5400 zl switch series, which allows better interaction with clients.