Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are an award-winning architectural practice with an international reputation for design quality and pioneering environmental expertise. They’re a team of leading architects, urban designers and model makers based across five sites throughout the UK.
When FCBStudios first contacted us in 2010, they were looking for an IT partner who could use technology that scaled to facilitate fast-paced growth.
Regular strategic consultations and reviews identified new opportunities to adapt as FCBStudios recruited more employees and established new office locations:
- In 2012, the environment was modernised from physical to virtual utilising a VMware infrastructure. Internal storage was simplified and centralised with high capacity SAN systems. User hardware was standardised away from a mixture of Mac and PC to a predominantly PC environment with specific brands and models according to roles within the business.
- As the business expanded geographically, we introduced multi-site, redundant WAN connectivity. This system ensured staff could collaborate on projects across their offices, over the fastest links. Strong connectivity also meant BC and DR was developed making the most of the geographical separation between the sites. Data was replicated between offices and offsite backup and archiving implemented.
- In 2015 we assisted in upgrading the legacy phone system to Skype for Business. This has provided FCB Studios with the collaborative tools required to communicate across teams and client bases.
- More recently we have implemented state of the art email continuity and archiving systems, continued to migrate on-premise services into the cloud, such as email and are consulting on the development of a VDI system for staff.
As FCBStudios continues to grow, our partnership has evolved, based around strategic consultation with the practice’s IT partner to help realise technological objectives.www.fcbstudios.com