Turning migration obstacles into transformation opportunities

Europe’s top car dealer drives even easier digital experiences for more than two million customers, and it’s all down to one data centre migration.

When Europe’s top car dealer Arnold Clark merged several of its dealerships and had to move its core data centre to a new purpose-built site, it didn’t just see a migration challenge; it saw a powerful opportunity for transformation.

“Arnold Clark’s customer value is ‘Easy to do business with.’ We’ll never forget that it’s technology and partnering with organisations like Virgin Media Business which makes things so easy.”

Derek Rose, CTO, Arnold Clark

Arnold Clark identified Cisco Hyperflex – a hyperconverged infrastructure – as its ideal solution. However, the company didn’t have the right expertise internally to implement it properly.

“We were on a learning journey and knew that Virgin Media Business was the go-to organisation for this specialist area,” said Arnold Clark CTO, Derek Rose.

Virgin Media Business set up an off-site lab experience for Arnold Clark’s engineers, giving them a chance to get hands-on with the solution, and get guidance straight from Cisco-certified experts.

Arnold Clark’s migration is due to be completed on time and on budget. With a new platform that delivers greater flexibility and higher storage capacity, Arnold Clark is ushering in a new era of technology scalability and even easier digital experiences for its customers.

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