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Chartered Accountants appoints Utilize to add resilience and a new cloud infrastructure
This Chartered Accountants in London and Essex, provides accountancy, taxation and business advisory services to SMEs across the county and throughout Greater London. The firm offers specialist support to owner-managed and family businesses, whose annual turnover ranges from a few thousand to over £200 million. It also supports entrepreneurs, charities and not-for-profit organisations, dealing with all types of businesses, from sole traders and partnerships to PLCs and limited companies, across a wide range of industry sectors.
In order to provide a close, personal service to its Clients, up to 30 of its 80-plus headcount can be working away from the office at any given time. Therefore, Cloud Computing has become an essential part of their business model in recent years. When the firm felt it had outgrown its previous solution provider, Utilize was invited to tender for the management, upgrade and on-going support of business-critical network - a decision which was based on Utilize’s technical expertise, credibility, attention to detail and ability to communicate complex ideas in plain English.
- Required an outsourced Cloud services partner for management and 24-hour support of business network infrastructure.
- Utilize private Cloud solution offers resilient virtual servers replicated across two independent UK data centres
- Onsite Engineer Monday to Friday backed up by 24/7/365 Utilize helpdesk support for all users
- 2 x high-speed, ultra stable 100MB MPLS lines
This Chartered Accountants relies upon a multitude of computer systems and technologies – some physical and some virtual – to carry out its daily business. This prestigious accountancy and business advisory firm runs almost 20 different software packages which need to be accessed by office staff and remote workers via tablets and smartphones as well as standard PC desktops.
The firm needed to consolidate its Cloud infrastructure, both contractually and technically, since its systems had become sprawling, being delivered by different providers. Some services were hosted in a data centre whilst others were onsite. The firm ran a virtual VMWare Platform as well as numerous physical servers. What they needed was a stable infrastructure, which could be scaled up or down quickly to accommodate new users and business processes.
This client wished to strengthen its disaster recovery with redundant and load balanced lines. With so much of its business in the Cloud, the firm wanted to examine every aspect of its operations.
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