New Server install

Last week we installed a new Microsoft Server 2012 R2 HP Server and new Windows 8.1 PC’s for a client in Marsh Barton.

The brief was to update their old 2003 SBS server with 4 clients to the latest Server 2012 R2, with 8 clients.

The server and workstations were all pre-configured in our workshop so the onsite install and disruption to the client was minimal, only 1 day. We restored data from their online backup in the workshop prior to the install which saved hours on-site waiting for data to transfer.

Email is managed via Hosted Exchange 2013, a cloud based service, which again allowed us to restore Outlook data to PC’s saving hours of waiting around on site.

The client was amazed how quickly the install went and that all was ready for each user to carry on working without disruption of more than 1 hour each.

A new UPS and backup solution was supplied including cartridge and online backup. The client makes great use of remote access, via VPN, and folder redirection of data was a must.

A new 75Mbs fibre broadband was installed upgrading from 4Mbs ADSL so a huge improvement in download and upload speed is noticed. This worked out at £5 per month more than they were already paying.

We are now looking at a VoIP phone system with our sister company


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