GBE Converge Appointed at Global Flooring Manufacturer Karndean Designflooring Headquarters

Karndean Designflooring is a global supplier of commercial and residential luxury vinyl tile flooring with operations extending across the globe from the UK to North America, Australasia and Europe. Employing over 300 people, its state-of-the-art warehouses and delivery fleets provide thousands of customers with high quality flooring.

To support its continual growth, Karndean Designflooring was looking for industry leading technology to prevent current applications from slowing down, the provision of improved predictive analytics to achieve fast, reliable access to data and ensure backup for its server infrastructure and enable effective business continuity.

GBE Converge were appointed directly by Karndean Designflooring to provide end-to-end project management at its Evesham headquarters. Scope includes requirements gathering, design, configuration, installation and handover of training and documentation.

Nimble SAN storage will be used to achieve storage capability and predictive analytics with reliable access to data, along with Veeam Backup Essentials Enterprise technology to ensure fast, flexible and reliable backup, recovery and replication of applications and data. In addition, Intel and HPE products will eliminate bottle necks and obtain high performance connectivity.

These efficiency improvements in the IT Infrastructure will ensure Karndean Designflooring can continue to effectively support clients well into the future.

Tom Henson, GBE Converge Technical Sales Manager said, “We are very pleased to be associated with Karndean Designflooring, a highly regarded, global brand. The GBE Converge team are very excited about helping Karndean greatly improve their IT Infrastructure.”

Stuart Hawkins, Karndean Designflooring Ltd, Systems Administrator “We are extremely pleased with the hardware and the implementation that GBE Converge has carried out, to work closely with highly knowledgeable engineers has been great. It has certainly provided us with an infrastructure we can grow and expand to fit our needs.”

The project commenced in July and is scheduled for completion in September 2018.