Wednesday 20th February 2019
by John Casey

John Casey

Why the RDS moved to the cloud

Welcome to the second in our series of blogs revealing how our clients combine the latest cloud technologies with a range of Trilogy services to deliver strategic digital transformation objectives. Read the first about Berkley Group here.

This week we feature the RDS, Ireland’s premier venue for exhibitions, conferences, meetings and entertainment events. The RDS 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).

What did Trilogy do for the RDS?

VPC and end user experience

Trilogy upgraded the current VPC and addressed concerns around an ageing desktop infrastructure by delivering a VDI solution based on VMware Horizon View while improving security and simplifying management and support.  

Cloud services – Office 365, BaaS, DRaaS

A migration to Microsoft Office 365 was completed to address concerns around the existing on-premises messaging infrastructure. Additionally, the migration to SharePoint is underway,soon to be followed by Skype for Business and Teams. A managed two-factor authentication (2FA) cloud-based service was also implemented to further secure Office 365.

Upon completion of the above, a review of requirements around backup and disaster recovery was undertaken. As a result, Trilogy implemented an offline cloud based Backup as a Service as well as a Managed DR as a Service solution based on the Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Platform.

Managed Security Services

Managed security services were also provided including end user AV, web filtering and encryption. The entire solution is underpinned by a highly proactive Trilogy Technologies managed service which ensures 24×7 availability.

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 organisation can be up and running in the event of a cyber incident or natural disaster or even something as simple as a power cut.

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