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Case Study - Praetura Asset Finance – VDI Migration
Praetura Asset Finance are the UK premier independent asset finance specialist, based in Blackburn, Lancashire. They consist of over 30 users and were soon outgrowing their initial IT environment. They needed a secure, reliable hosted solution that was scalable and cost-effective. We were approached to find just that.
As part of our Managed IT Services & Support, Nybble were already well versed with such a project, having successfully migrated a SMB the previous year. The hosted environment was planned and implemented with sufficient specification as per the project requirement. The next step was to migrate all existing company and user data to the new clouded storage. Having completed the first stages of the project, users completed a training session on how to use the new VDI software.
“Nybble has provided support for PAF since 2013, initially with a Windows Terminal Services (TS) environment located in our comms room. In late 2016 we decided to move to a cloud based system to provide a more robust and secure environment. We contacted Nybble and asked to investigate the available options. They came back to us with a number of options, and we chose the top level option, which gave us mirrored sites. The delivery method recommended was to use VDI, which to users, appears to be a local Windows environment. We agreed costs and timescales with Nybble and authorised the project, which included the transfer of all data from our local environment to the cloud environment. Due to the nature of our user base we needed 2 different VDI images, one for standard users and one for super users. Nybble handled this without any issues. The actual project took about 3 months with a seamless transition for all users. We have now been on the VDI environment for over a year and have found that it is a very stable environment.I have no hesitation in recommending Nybble for similar projects, and would be happy to discuss things further if required.”
Daryl Johnson – Technical & Development Director – Praetura Asset Finance