Citrus Consulting partners with our clients for the long-term, providing ongoing support and a flexible roadmap to the Cloud, giving them options and making complex application infrastructures simple with best of breed technology that chosen specifically for broad integration.
“I was fortunate to make Adrian’s acquaintance before the inception of Citrus Consulting when he supplied and installed the backend of a flexpod installation for me. That was a great experience, and with full site-to-site replication and great hardware, it’s a solution that has served us well.
I have since moved on but continue to use Citrus Consulting to provide additional Data Centre storage and Cloud services to complement our own infrastructure with our user experience always being positive, friendly, and nothing is to much trouble.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the team at Citrus Consulting.”
Wayne Dowsing, Technology Manager at Firstgas Group
“As Head of IT in a rapidly growing start-up, we found the partnership with Citrus Consulting Group to be exceptionally valuable. Not only did they meet regularly to discuss our challenging scenarios with regards to storage and cloud integration, but they continue to inform and advise us of tailor-made options to suit our current and future needs. Implementing timely solutions with Citrus Consulting Group has been a pleasure.”
“We are currently in our 3rd year of working with Citrus Consulting. We first engaged with them to move 15 onprem sites across New Zealand to a Cloud based solution on NetApp systems.
After a while of operation, this Cloud-based storage solution, although convenient and secure, proved to be difficult to scale in a cost-effective manner. Citrus Consulting were then able to bring the data back to New Zealand and host it within their own data centres, providing a Hybrid Cloud solution.
Throughout these transitions, we experienced no disruption to our systems and the day-to-day operation of the business. I would recommend Citrus Consulting to anyone looking for a cost-effective data storage solution.”
“Back in 2013 Wellington Airport needed to upgrade their storage capability. We looked at several storage vendors and settled on NetApp as the best in the game. Our then provisioning partner had sent in a resource to implement the upgrade, but they were not up to the job, so we contacted Citrus Consulting.
We had prior knowledge of the guys at Citrus; they had a good reputation when it came to the implementation of NetApp solutions, coupled with their enthusiasm for the products and willingness to go the extra mile, they were appointed.
Citrus understood what we required straight away. They considered the organisation size, complexity and several other challenges and recommended the right product to cope with the environment.
We have been working with Citrus for 5 years now, and again we are looking to upgrade to the next generation of storage. We are very happy to be working with Citrus and NetApp. Citrus Consulting’s product knowledge is excellent, they are always flexible and willing to help.”
Gavin Ng, Director of IT, Wellington Airport.
Taranaki District Health Board
“The challenge that Citrus Consulting first addressed for us was two-fold.
Firstly, how to best transition from a highly physical environment to a virtual infrastructure environment. The second being the technology itself and how we administer it i.e. the IT involvement.
How data is managed for us is changing greatly from fibre channel storage to a converged network and compute environment. Citrus Consulting had experience in doing for other customers and I personally had had a very positive experience of working with them in the past. So, we asked them to put a proposal forward.
In deciding on who was the best partner for us long term, we knew that Citrus worked closely with NetApp and that NetApp storage met a lot of our requirement for low overheads and high reliability.
However, we consider many options, narrowing suppliers down over a series of discussions and multiple quotes, and I mean multiple, up to twenty different quotes.
The procurement process was very competitive, but Citrus never lost sight of what we needed. And even though they sharpened their pencil, they ensured they increased value for us along the way.
We got the project across the line and selected Citrus for the NetApp installation project and the migration project. They worked tirelessly to change our management control process, and the implementation went like clockwork. Citrus just got on with it, minimising any outages along the way, they were very end user focused.
The thing that really impressed me about the way Citrus worked was how they would make time for us whenever we called. Citrus were aware of the requirements in Health Care Industry, and to coin a phrase, they just “get it”. They take the time to understand your goals and make the effort to discover the best possible option.”
Keith Wallance, ICT Services, Infrastructure Team Lead
New Zealand College of Chiropractic
“Citrus has supported the New Zealand College of Chiropractic for the past three years, after they purchased then upgraded their NetApp disk and operating system software through Citrus. I found the professional manner in which Citrus has worked with the College, going beyond and over requirements to ensure that the job was completed to the Colleges requirements.
Throughout the process Citrus communicated clearly the state of the project and worked tirelessly to find solutions when things didn’t go quite as planned. I found the Citrus team friendly and very easy to work with, while adding significant value to the Colleges IT services team. I have no problem recommending the Citrus team to other IT professionals.”