Node4 Drives Growth Through Cloud

Andy Gilbert

Motorpoint has positioned itself for further growth after enhancing its IT services. Motorpoint called on data centre and communications company Node4 to implement a cloud-based infrastructure to assist them in becoming more agile as they looked to expand their number of branches across the country rapidly.

Node4 provided the car retailer with a complete cloud based infrastructure which enabled Motorpoint to bring all its IT into one central focal point within Node4’s data centre environment. This allowed the company to direct its efforts into the core functions of its business without the hassle of being limited by outdated equipment.

The whole IT infrastructure is now built on powerful unified Cisco platform blades. The legacy infrastructure was replaced with functionality brought into the cloud which can be updated centrally and backed up. All servers that power the day-to-day operations of the company, including authentication, mail servers and line of business applications have now been moved to the cloud.

Andrew Gilbert, Managing Director at Node4, said, “On the back of our nine year relationship with Motorpoint, we are now delighted to help them migrate to a cloud based infrastructure. The benefits of cloud computing become all the more apparent for a rapidly growing business such as Motorpoint so we have enjoyed helping them to realise their business objectives through IT. The fact that all their data is replicated across a second data centre further adds to resiliency of the solution. We look forward to developing our relationship with Motorpoint into the future.”

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