Why the RDS moved to the cloud

The RDS is Ireland’s premier venue for exhibitions, conferences, meetings and entertainment events. The organisation embarked on an IT strategy built around a hybrid cloud platform. This consisted of VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) SaaS, BaaS (Backup as a Service) and DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service).

Why the RDS moved to the cloud

Why did the RDS chose the cloud?

  1. Remote access: Employees can work from any location because they have access to business applications no matter where they are.
  2. Collaboration: Staff members can easily share data and collaborate to complete projects even from different locations.
  3. Backup:  Storage hosted in the cloud means that should something go wrong, files can be up and running much quicker than before.
  4. Business continuity: Cloud hosted Disaster Recovery means that the RDS can be up and running in the event of an incident.

What did Trilogy do for the RDS?

VPC and end user experience

Trilogy upgraded the VPC and addressed concerns around an ageing desktop infrastructure by delivering a VDI solution, while improving security and simplifying support.

Cloud services – Office 365, BaaS, DRaaS and managed security

Migrations to Office 365 (with 2FA), SharePoint and Skype for Business and Teams were completed. Offline cloud-based BaaS and DRaaS were also implemented and end user AV, web filtering and encryption. Read more.


  • Remote access to all systems including Office 365 with two factor authentication
  • Collaboration with SharePoint and Skype for Business and Teams
  • Business continuity and offline cloud based backup

client perspective

" We chose the cloud because it enabled us to easier collaborate and provide the team with remote access as well as to enable superior backup and business continuity. "

Senan Healy, Library & Information Systems Manager, RDS