Moving a branch network to the cloud

Monday, 15 February, 2016 | Supplied by: ITonCloud

Injury Treatment is an allied health services provider operating across the eastern seaboard of Australia, supplying professional allied health consulting services to many of Australia’s largest employers and insurers. The company’s focus is on providing professional clinical consulting services aimed at preventing injury or rehabilitating and returning injured individuals to employment as quickly as possible post-injury.

Injury Treatment previously ran a number of servers from four different locations, with licensing upgrades and applications running different versions depending on which site had been upgraded.

“It was a logistical nightmare for us and an impediment to our growth strategy, and not a sustainable model,” said Jeremy Keane, managing director.

The company was faced with significant upgrade costs if it was to renew under existing terms.

“We decided to go to market to move our IT infrastructure to the cloud when it came time for contract renewal,” said Keane. “With a fast-growing business right around the country, we simply couldn’t afford to constrain that growth with inadequate and expensive infrastructure replacement, application upgrades and licence renewals.”

ITonCloud was chosen to provide Injury Treatment’s complete hosted managed desktop across its 37 sites around Australia, including servers, desktop applications and Microsoft licensing using a pay-per-user, per-month model. All 300 users are now on the same versions of software, with access available from anywhere or over high-speed connections from ITonCloud’s two locally based data centres.

“One of the primary drivers for moving to the cloud was to improve productivity without having to worry about maintaining server rooms,” said Keane.

“ITonCloud really stood out for a number of reasons, including a simple cost-based structure with no hidden extras and a migration plan that was very well thought out, given how dispersed our business is.

“The plan was executed perfectly. There was no disruption to our business, no downtime, no glitches. It all just worked when we switched on our network following the weekend cutover,” said Keane.

All 300 users across 27 sites were migrated over a single weekend, with the full migration and deployment completed within five weeks.

All Microsoft licences, updates and upgrades were included. There were no upfront fees, no hidden costs and no contracts. The solution operates on a pay-per-user, per-month cost structure.

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