David Phillips Furniture
Internal IT set up
Team of 5, including 3 NAV developers
No of locations
4 office locations – including Manchester and Acton
Faced with an ageing architecture and urgently needing to upgrade their NAV ERP solution and infrastructure to host this, DPF needed a solution that was future proofed. DPF’s Head of IT Infrastructure Wayne Vosges knew that he needed to adopt a “cloud-first” strategy. Having made the decision to move to Azure and with not enough resource or know how to implement the solution inhouse, he approached Acora to put together an infrastructure project plan. It was important that the migration was done right from the onset and he knew from previous experience of working with Acora that they would be the best ones to take them through the process.
DPF took the opportunity to not only migrate the NAV servers to
Azure but migrate everything from the Acora data centre to the Azure platform. They wanted to commission new domain controllers at each control site. DPF had already migrated users to Office 365. As part of the Azure project they asked Acora to implement Azure AD Connect to give Office users access to the Office 365 portal to ensure single sign on – one password.