Spreadex places bet on Computacenter's private cloud

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Online betting firm Spreadex has signed a private cloud deployment deal with IT services giant Computacenter worth £1.2 million.

UK-based Spreadex specialises in sport and financial spread betting, with thousands of transactions happening every day on the site, which the private cloud implementation will help to support.

The deal will see Computacenter build out an HP-based private cloud environment that will incorporate 40TB of data and be replicated between Spreadex’s two datacentres in London and St. Albans.

David Farlam, infrastructure analyst at Spreadex, said the deployment will provide the company with the scalability it needs to grow its business.

In the past 12 months alone, Spreadex claims to have enjoyed a 25 per cent pre-tax rise in profit to £14.4 million, thanks to a mix of acquisitions and organic growth.

“The nature of our business means that we need all our systems to be highly available,” said Farlam.

“By basing our private cloud on a converged infrastructure stack from HP, we will be able to provide the security, availability and performance that our customers have come to expect.”

Neil Eke, director of datacentre, storage and cloud at Computacenter, said the private cloud will feature an HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400 system, Brocade switching, MSL 4048 tape library and HP Gen 8 blade servers.

“The private cloud will provide Spreadex with rapid and robust disaster recovery capabilities, which will help prevent service outages on its online trading and betting platforms,” Eke added.