Formed in 2000, SAS logistics have an excellent reputation as a secure, reliable, and cost-effective provider of the complete logistics package for many customers around the UK and Europe. SAS customers span all sectors including IT, WEE recycling, banking, medical, government, animal welfare, retail, rail, and construction.
After a 3 day outage on their Northampton exchange server, the SAS team decided to prioritise moving their infrastructure into the cloud for a more flexible, robust, and secure solution. They engaged with the ACS cloud team as they needed a partner that could provide cloud consultancy and migration services as well as remote, but hands on support after the project was complete.
The ACS Solution
The ACS cloud team got to know SAS Logistics’ objectives and it was decided to move the existing server environment to the cloud. To support the new infrastructure, a Meraki wireless solution was installed at both the Northampton and Slough sites, and Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite was integrated to maximise data security. A Mimecast solution was installed for email filtering and archiving and users were migrated to Office 365 to enable flexible working and increased efficiency when sharing & collaborating on files.
The entire scope of works was completed in three weeks with the email migration taking just a week. The project needed to be efficient to minimise disruption on day to day productivity within the SAS offices. The in-house ACS cloud team also provided on-site training on Office 365 to maximise user adoption.
The project has resulted in a huge reduction of spam emails and potential cyber threats, Office 365 has improved collaboration, and Skype for Business has maximised communication between the businesses two sites. The granularity of Meraki’s management system has left the team impressed as they can now control their wireless infrastructure from one central panel.
As a result of the project, SAS is now a managed service client with ACS and we continue to maintain all IT across both sites.