Hybrid Cloud Solution provides welcome break for Trade Publisher

UK-based market-leading trade publication

This UK-based, market-leading publication boasts a presence both in print and online. The publication is part of a large group portfolio owned by a large B2B media company.

When this publisher purchased its sister title, the business faced a significant challenge in merging two completely separate networks to enable seamless communications throughout the group. Following in-depth discussions with its IT support partner, Utilize was asked to deliver this project via the implementation of a hybrid network infrastructure.



  • Simpler file sharing for worker collaboration
  • Greater remote access for mobile workforce
  • Robust backup and disaster recovery solution


  • New infrastructure combining two separate domains
  • Secure VPN and Remote Desktop Server
  • Migration to Office 365


After an acquisition, each network ran its own domain and these needed to be merged in order to facilitate smoother operations throughout the group. Each network ran its own Small Business Server with users who needed access to resources on both servers, being forced to operate two separate user accounts. Management was understandably complicated.

The client knew that other aspects of the network infrastructure could also benefit from a more general review.

“As an editorial house, having the availability and capacity for secure storage, communication and file sharing within the domain is essential. A more flexible configuration was required with a fully integrated backup and disaster recovery solution, appropriate to the storage needs of the business.”

Utilize proposed a hybrid solution with on-premise servers that would satisfy the performance requirements of a media company working with high volumes of large files. Office 365 was chosen to relocate the storage and delivery of all email to the Cloud.

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“Utilize provide 24-hour support to us, offering unrivalled expertise, as well as valuable commercial and technical reporting. They provide great quality of service and the onsite engineers who work in our offices every day are confident, well qualified and fully conversant with our systems.”

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