Increase the reliability of infrastructure and databases

Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the oldest and largest auctioneers of fine arts and antiques. The Bonhams name is recognised worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques and the collectors market, with several departments regarded as world leaders within their specialist category.

Replacing Windows NT 5.5 was the driver for the deployment of a new global email platform on Linux. In addition, the USA operation had aged servers that were due for re-fresh and, globally, it was proving time-consuming and expensive to manage all the company’s IT assets.

Bonhams decided to consolidate its global outsourcing contract with Quru and asked the company to find a solution so that it can manage all its assets remotely, thereby delivering an enhanced service to its operations around the world. In addition, it needed to ensure that the company’s Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery strategy and policy were fully supported. .

Bonhams DR with Red Hat RHV


To deliver a reliable integrated system for the US operations with a new global email platform and to fully support Bonhams disaster recovery strategy

Quru solution

Results & benefits

“We needed to ensure our US operations are fully supported operationally from an email and also a disaster recovery perspective. We were also under considerable cost pressure and that combination of factors was the challenge Quru faced. They came up with an innovative, practical solution that for the first time gives us an accurate picture of our assets globally, supports our DR strategy and was delivered at 50% of the equivalent project undertaken in the UK.”

Malcolm Barber, Co-chairman - Bonhams

About Quru

Quru is a market leader in the technical development, deployment and support of Linux and open source solutions that help organisations to reduce costs and increase operational agility and capability. We have also developed multiple award-winning software solutions ranging from mobile phone apps to global enterprise systems. Quru is based in Somerset House on the banks of the Thames, right in the centre of London. More...