Project Background for Infosys
Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. Enabling clients in more than 50 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, Infosys help their clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Their team of 190,000+ innovators across the globe is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies, that they bring to every project undertaken.
Vodafone were initially considered but could not meet Welsh Water’s key milestone date due to their standard 120 day lead time. next connex were able to deliver in 60 working days. Initially Level 3 and Virgin Media Business Circuits were selected. These providers gave us assurances that these circuits were diverse from each other for the entirety of their routes.
20 days into the project these providers revealed, after a deep level route survey, that the routes ran along the same railway line for a considerable distance. We had to react quickly to ensure that we delivered the true diversity that Infosys promised and Welsh Water demanded. BT was selected as a provider who could offer a route diverse from the others, but the circuit
would not be delivered by the deadline date. With no other way to install a circuit in time to meet the deadline next connex installed temporary circuits which backhauled via an Interoute cross connect in Ark, to our core network in Equinix LD5, then passed across via our core fibre network to NGD Newport.