A newly formed hedge fund was under a tight deadline to separate their business operations from the international banking giant Barclays Capital. With no facilities of their own at the Barclays Manhattan headquarters, the hedge fund was expected to have their technology infrastructure up and running in just three months, as well as fully relocate 50 traders, 40 back-office personnel and the company’s 15-person London office. This deployment to two colocation facilities (one primary and one backup) required:
Working closely with the hedge fund’s project team, Align deployed a fully redundant voice and data solution using a hybrid technology platform. We engaged two colocation providers to support the planned user base and leveraged their Tier-3 facilities to build out a secure enterprise-level infrastructure.
Three months later, Align’s project leadership had successfully separated the hedge fund from Barclays—on time and on budget. Traditional and virtual environments were brought online concurrently, helping expedite personnel relocation. The hybrid solution, optimized for business continuity planning and disaster recovery, fostered a high-performing technology infrastructure across the various facilities, resulting in reduced CAPEX and improved high-level redundancy.