The Dynamics NAV implementation is also now up and running, Gill said, and will allow the IT department to finally switch off Sage.
Gill said that one of the main operational benefits of the new hardware setup has been a significant reduction in down time. While there were weekly outages using Sage software on the old infrastructure, there have been no outages since implementation, and planned outages have also been masively reduced. Overall, he said, downtime can now be measured in minutes per year rather than hours.
Going forward the plan is to go live with a private cloud across all sites, using the VSPEX system to deliver the ERP system to the entire UK operations of MWW by the end of the year.
"What VSPEX is going to allow us to do is that we are going to be the data centre for all the other sites. We are actually going to pull it all into the server estate here, so we will end up hosting applications and running the entire UK operations IT from Birmingham."
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