Liverpool ONE is one of the largest retail developments in England and, since opening in 2008, has escalated Liverpool into one of the top five retail destinations in the UK. Based in the heart of the city, its 1.65 million square feet of retail and leisure space is anchored by two flagship department stores, with over 140 shops and additional facilities including a 14 screen cinema, 36-hole adventure golf centre, restaurants, cafés, bars, hotels, apartments and offices.
Honeywell Building Solutions designed, installed and commissioned the major system upgrade within a stipulated six-month timescale.
The upgrade included the deployment of a private hosted virtualisation solution across the server infrastructure. Virtualisation enables Liverpool ONE to obtain much higher productivity from fewer servers – reducing IT and associated energy costs, cutting carbon emissions by 190 tons per annum and freeing up valuable space that can be released for revenue generating retail purposes. It also simplifies the management and maintenance of the system, minimises any potential lost revenue associated with downtime, outages and failures, and facilitates the speedy deployment of new applications.