By transitioning into the Cloud, Viridian stood to benefit from a more flexible working environment, Viridian could therefore better control IT costs and the ability to drive greater efficiencies. Exponential-e’s carrier-class Network provided the robust Network infrastructure and its Virtual Data Centre was used to build Viridian’s high performance Cloud environment.
In order to reduce expenditure and align IT costs with the size of the business, Viridian required the transformation of its data centre and service infrastructure. Historically, Viridian was dependent on a cost driven approach to its infrastructure with little flexibility. As a result, the company was unable to adapt its IT skills and capabilities to match its new contract wins and business growth. To improve IT efficiency, Viridian needed IT expenditure to move to a pay-by-usage model.
Transitioning to a Cloud environment required careful consideration and assessment of business needs and existing infrastructure. Viridian’s existing in house Data Centre was not suitable to meet the demands of the growing business. With this in mind, Exponential-e was challenged with migrating its critical applications to three separate data centre locations.
Additionally, with an increasing demand for 24/7 customer service, Viridian required the flexibility to allow its call centre staff to work remotely. Moving services to the Cloud needed to ensure that Network reliability and availability of services were not compromised.
Therefore, Exponential-e were challenged with meeting security and disaster recovery requirements. Phil Copperwheat, Head of Systems at Viridian, comments: "We needed to more closely align IT costs to the business size and shape. This need informed our decision to move to a more flexible, Cloud-based service model. Exponential-e’s solution has been critical to enabling us to deploy the right technologies to meet our business goals"
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