Case Studies

Golzari Architects

Golzari NG is a London based architecture practice. Their projects are located both nationally and internationally.

While their desktop and laptop computers are modern Apple Macs, their systems and data were in major need of bringing up to date as they were beginning to hamper their productivity and they needed to improve their security. As a result they approached DataSafe for assistance.

We looked at their current requirements and those likely over the next few years.

There was an obvious need for their data storage to be centralised to allow them to collaborate more easily with each other.

The solution we proposed and implemented was based around a small but powerful NAS server with mirrored drives.  To deploy this it was necessary to install structured wiring (they had been using wifi) and a frame to house the patch panel, switch, router and server.

All data held on individual computers was migrated to the NAS server, accounts created with suitable security and provision made for remote access via VPN for when the principals are out of the office.

As a second stage, proposals are now under consideration for secure offsite data backup, hosted Exchange for email and secure wifi access for visitors to their office

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