–International engineering enterprise implements Commvault for management and future proofing of dispersed data estate including full migration to the cloud, data protection and compliance–
London, U.K. and Tinton Falls, N.J. – Jan. 16, 2018 – Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced that Laing O’Rourke, an international engineering enterprise, has implemented the Commvault Data Platform to centralize and take control of its data management in Europe through the scalable and secure solution. Initially implemented to address the backup needs of a dispersed mobile workforce, Commvault’s solution has now empowered Laing O’Rourke to completely rethink its whole data management strategy and enabled additional layers of protection and cloud migration capabilities.
Initially Laing O’Rourke was in search of a solution that enabled it to move away from legacy tape backup, but by switching to Commvault it gained the ability to accelerate its adoption of public cloud, PaaS and hyper-converged infrastructure. Commvault’s software is cloud native, so migrating to the cloud comes with the reassurance that data is protected in the same way it has been on-premises, which was a key concern when looking to adopt cloud. This capability has also enabled Laing O’Rourke to adopt cloud native applications such as Office 365, which supports its agile business model.
“At Laing O’Rourke we are ramping up our digital transformation activities and have adopted a cloud-first strategy to aggressively leverage public cloud services,” said Gareth Burton, CIO Europe, Laing O’Rourke. “Where we have chosen to stay on-premises, we are consolidating data centers, introducing hyper-converged private cloud and improving data availability and business resilience across the board.”
A leading construction and engineering enterprise, Laing O’Rourke brings innovation and excellence to the sector through its digital and offsite manufacturing approach. Its project portfolio in the UK boasts projects such as London’s Heathrow Terminals 2 and 5, Crossrail stations and is currently on-site delivering the main package for Hinkley Point C.
The company is currently delivering 50 live construction projects across the UK and is headquartered in Dartford, Kent with a number of regional offices and manufacturing hubs throughout the country. Laing O’Rourke’s IT infrastructure consists of three data centers, which are 85 percent virtualized using VMware’s vSphere and Microsoft’s Hyper-V platforms. It has 350TB of active data, various application data sets including Exchange, databases and web apps, and large unstructured file data.
“The need to move and protect workloads across our hybrid systems, and to introduce data cost management processes meant a data management platform – rather than point products – made sense to manage our large and geographically dispersed data landscape. It was an easy decision to partner with Commvault,” said Burton.
“It was essential that our enterprise cloud strategy included plans for protecting, securing and managing cloud data as well as our on-premises datasets as they are moved, managed and used for business gain. Increasing regulation and cyber security requirements brings another focus to our data management practices. Our data growth is only going in one direction and Commvault has proven itself to be a knowledgeable and valuable partner as we transform to an ever more complex hybrid IT setting.”
“Laing O’Rourke represented a unique opportunity to challenge the Commvault Data Platform because of its geographically dispersed workforce and data estate, and its desire to be an early adopter of new technology,” said Rob Van Lubek, Area Vice President EMEA North at Commvault. “I am pleased to say that the software has excelled at handling every aspect of Laing O’Rourke’s evolving IT strategy. From enabling cloud adoption to protecting data from any threat. No matter where the data sits, Commvault has not only offered a solution, but also extended Laing O’Rourke’s team with knowledgeable experts and superior support.”
Commvault is a leading provider of cloud data management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate and drive more value and business insight out of their data to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States. To learn more about Commvault — and how it can help make your data work for you — visit www.commvault.com
About Laing O’Rourke
Through its operations around the world, across building and infrastructure sectors, Laing O’Rourke’s 2025 mission will see the business secure its position as the recognized leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.
With a heritage that draws on more than 160 years of experience and a diverse group of vertically-integrated businesses, Laing O’Rourke has helped forge cities, communities and economies. We attract and develop the very best people. Our 15,000 people across the UK, Australia, the Middle East, South East Asia and North America deliver engineering innovation, project leadership and certainty for our clients on the world’s most complex and challenging buildings and infrastructure.
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