Client: SW1 Creative Marketing
SW1 Creative Marketing, create, design and implement marketing campaigns for SME’s across the UK. Based in Devon and with a creative hub in Cornwall the business needed to improve its internal systems. Remote accessibility and disaster recovery also needed improving.
What we did…
David Hodson-Whittle, Managing Director, needed an IT partner to provide a migration path away from a legacy Linux server over to Office 365. The move was to encompass email and data, the provider was also tasked with providing a DR solution to take a copy of data off-site. Having worked with HWT on an ad-hoc basis over a period of time, David spoke to Mark Burgess to discuss solutions.
After initial discussions to outline SW1’s requirements, HW Technology provided David with a solution that met the businesses requirements. During the migration HW Technology provisioned Office 365 and assisted David with the import of the users existing mailboxes. Once completed, core data was migrated to One Drive for Business. Once the migration was completed HW Technology created a VPN between SW1’s main office and the secondary office, two Network Attached Storage (NAS) applicances were then configured to replicate backup data between them. This was designed to provide an archive and disaster recovery solution to the business.
What they said…
With growth in the business we needed to change the way we were working. We run a mix of Mac and Windows systems so our requirements were a little more complicated than other businesses. The move to Office 365 was simple and managed professionally throughout. Once our email was migrated we moved our core data, again this was professionally handled and we had no downtime during working hours. Our remote office can now access core data and I can work remotely more efficiently. The new backup system has also helped us plan for a disaster in a better manner.
David Hodson-Whittle Managing Director
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