Azure Infrastructure Transformation

Project at a glance

Client

David Phillips Furniture

Internal IT set up

Team of 5, including 3 NAV developers

No of locations

4 office locations – including Manchester and Acton

Business benefits

    • A more modern infrastructure.
    • Applications hosted in the cloud and easier to manage.
    • Single sign-in for Office 365
    • Better infrastructure and resilience will enable developers to focus on future projects.

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.

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We have developed a really good partnership with Acora. The team are very transparent. They get on with the task in hand and deliver on the target date. What’s more, as the customer, you are very much made to feel part of the team.

Wayne Vosges Head of IT Infrastructure, David Phillips Furniture

 

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.

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