Opened in 2017 to celebrate the rich history of the postal service in the UK.  The Postal Museum  in Clerkenwell, London, includes 0.62 miles (1 km) stretch of underground track which was part of London's "Mail Rail" network. This underground railway was the world's first driverless electric railway!


ICTn was commissioned to  design and install services for the wired, wireless, VOIP and server infrastructure.  The server infrastructure was designed to handle large amounts of digitised historical documents and GPO film from the 1930s.  The wireless infrastructure had a unique challenge with requirements for full access throughout the museum including the tunnels.


Due to the requirements of the postal museum, the server, wireless, firewall and internet infrastructure were all built from the ground up with high availability and redundancy. 


The servers were built in a high availability cluster with near real-time replication to a backup server located in a separate building.  


The FortiGate wireless and firewall controllers are both paired with a redundant unit, again located in separate building.


Working with the skilled onsite IT Team, ICTn provide 3rd line support. Sharing our high level knowledge across IT systems we ensure the smooth running of the museum.  


In the background we monitor the on-premises system and where required perform maintenance out of hours to keep the museum running with no down-time.


As part of our ongoing support, ICTn will be working with the postal museum to replace their existing Server, SAN and backup infrastructure with a hybrid cloud solution as they look to refresh their IT systems to handle developing demands.


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