Coffey Testing needed to separate their IT systems from their previous company structure. They were looking for a whole new environment, which could easily scale to meet changing operational requirements.
Local construction materials testing company, Coffey Testing after a change to their company structure needed to separate their IT systems from their previous corporate ownership.
In looking for a whole new environment, which could easily scale to meet changing operational requirements, they knew they needed a cloud-based system that could handle the job.
IT manager at Coffey Testing, Danny Munn advised “with such a short window in which to implement the change, we sought proposals from three IT organisations located in Newcastle and Sydney”.
Options considered included the purchase of new infrastructure, infrastructure-as-a-service and public cloud services.
Coffey Testing elected to utilise SaberVox Private Cloud solutions for virtualisation and storage, and hosted Veeam backup solution for the on-premise equipment.
The solution also incorporated a Cisco Meraki SD-WAN solution, for secure network connectivity.
Financial Controller at Coffey Testing, Darren Pickering said their team had a limited timeframe and saberVox offered the perfect solution.
“We had a limited time in which to disengage from our previous company structure. Selecting saberVox Private Cloud enabled us to implement a whole new IT environment within two months,” Darren said.
“Now, we can scale and change our computing, storage and user licences to meet our operational needs.”
“The increased performance of the new IT environment has given us greater agility, enabling us to quickly address changing work requirements, including those presented by COVID-19.”
As the opportunity presented itself with the complete revision of the IT environment, Coffey Testing also reviewed their use of collaboration technology. Office365 was selected to provide the essential email, intranet and instant messaging capabilities required to keep the 250+ staff within the 15 sites around Australia connected with each other.
“The transition to saberVox Private Cloud was quite seamless with very little interruption to our daily routines. Since migrating we’ve had greater flexibility in our operations.”
“Streamlining our collaboration technology has meant using MS Teams to deploy training, which has enabled us to remain Covid-safe and maintain our high level of technical and safety training throughout the travel restriction periods,” Darren concluded.