Case Studies

Covenco focus on building lasting relationships. Many of our clients have been repeat customers for five or more years with some now approaching 15 years of loyal custom. Please browse a selection of our clients and their comments or feel free to contact the sales team who can provide contact details for these and other client's should you wish to take a personal reference.

“Emulex were very pleased with the installation of the test equipment. Covenco’s work went very smoothly from beginning to end and the test equipment rack was set up to a very high professional standard. We were also very happy with the training we received afterwards.”

Allison Hope
Emulex Corporation

Emulex Corporation

Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex's products enable unrivalled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration.

From a successful heritage in Fibre Channel during the last fifteen years, Emulex has, in the last five years expanded into converged networking, whilst maintaining a trusted position with its customers within the Fibre Channel market. The need for hands-on equipment has never been greater – an expansion that Covenco were more than happy to discuss with Emulex.

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"Of particular value has been both the honest and impartial advise on the best solution which is often not the most expensive, and the flexibility and responsiveness to time critical needs."

Glyn Davis
Head of IT, VT Critical Services

VT Vehicle Solutions

VT Vehicle Solutions is a division of Vosper Thornycroft PLC which operates in the Support Services and Defence sectors. It has £1.2 billion turnover and 14,000 Employees Head Offices in Southampton, England & Atlanta, Georgia USA.

During the course of a relationship going back 5 years, Covenco have provided many services to VT Vehicle Solutions from complete iSeries machines, to disk and memory upgrades, software upgrades and even machine re-locations. VT Vehicle had a long term view to save money but additionally and perhaps more importantly to work together with Covenco to match business timescales and expertise.

"I choose to work with Covenco because I can rely on their expertise and the quality of the hardware and services they deliver."

Anthony Gould
Operations Team Leader, Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £6.8bn and 85,000 employees in 43 countries.

Covenco have supplied Associated British Foods and their subsidiary companies with hardware and IT services for more than four years. During that time, we have supplied iSeries disk and memory upgrades, additional features, LPAR services and tape libraries.

Typically, we work with the project team to establish the exact upgrade specification, which is often needed quickly thereafter.

"Having worked with Covenco for a number of years, they were my first choice for this project. They understand our needs and I trust them to deliver the solution."

Chris Reid
IT Manager, Venture Finance

Venture Finance

IBM's LPAR technology allows clients to take advantage of reduced maintenance and software costs as well as providing an environment that is easier to manage.

Venture Finance have been aware of these advantage since 2003, when they commissioned us to consolidate their European operations onto an LPAR'd AS/400 720.

More recently, they approached us to upgrade this environment to provide more power. Venture Finances's business, both here in the UK and across Europe rely heavily upon their IT infrastructure and it was vital that the project was a success with the minimum of disruption.

Covenco supplied an iSeries and replacement towers, disks and features to build the new environment side-by-side with the existing system. We provided the installation services to ‘cut' the partitions and thereafter Venture Finance were able to move their environments to the new system quickly and with ease.

We have since helped Venture Finanace relocate their IT to a new premises which required a crane and stairwalker to negotiate a complicated access issue. Again, to minimize business risk, we provided an exact replica standby system, complete with all the LPAR's, and all the engineering and logistics.

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