CASE STUDY

Elsysian Capital

Elysian Capital’s view of the cloud benefits office move

Customer

Elsysian Capital

Location

Central London

Business

Independent private equity firm

The Business

Elysian Capital is an independent, private equity firm specialising in investing in the UK lower mid-market in deals of between £10m and £100m. Elysian Capital helps companies grow into more profitable and successful businesses.

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The Challenge

With their current lease running out and their Microsoft-based local infrastructure ageing, Elysian Capital needed a resilient IT solution to take them forward.

A further complication arose when the site survey showed no copper or fibre in the new building, due to renovation work being undertaken by the landlord. This could delay their move by months as there was no way of providing internet and telephony to the business.

“The team at Systems IT helped Elysian Capital successfully navigate the challenges of combining an IT upgrade with an office move, whilst finding workable solutions to deal with the difficulty of a BT installation.

Everyone in the business is pleased with the new office and our more flexible cloud based IT infrastructure which proved its worth during the recent power outage following the fire at Holborn.

Our Solution

The project was delivered in two phases:

  1. Migration of IT to The Cloud.
  2. Relocation of Telecoms and IT infrastructure to a new location.

Moving Elysian Capital to a cloud-based solution
met multiple needs:

  • replacing their ageing local infrastructure
  • adding flexibility for their team, meaning they can work from anywhere
  • providing resilience and business continuity for an FCA-registered firm

The office leases were all agreed but Wayleave issues meant that installation of standard internet connections could take up to four months. We had to come up with a different solution. Time was running out and with only weeks before the fit out was to be completed Systems IT found a Wi-Fi solution that could provide SIP trunks over Wi-Fi for Elysian Capitals Avaya telephone System & internet access for their new Microsoft Private Cloud Solution by Systems IT.

With time running out, we agreed with Elysian to run the SIP trunks for their telephone system over the Urban Wimax connection, even though this had only been done twice before! Within days the solution was installed and working perfectly. As Elysian Capital were on Systems IT Cloud Solution too this could easily be tested in their new offices as the Wi-Fi bandwidth had been segregated for voice and data.

“The whole team at Systems IT are very service focused and work hard to provide the best solution at a competitive price.”

The Result

The Copper (Analogue) lines have been installed. One line has been used for a Gamma Assured voice line & the SIP via WiFi has been migrated to SIP via the
Gamma Assured line – Although there had been NO issues with their Voice via SIP trunks over Wi-Fi!!

Another analogue line has also been installed and is being used for Broadband for the Microsoft Hosted Cloud Solution & the WiFi circuit and mast have been
cancelled and removed by the supplier. Due to the delays caused by the Wayleave, Elysian Capital now have their fibre connection but during the
time they were waiting, Elysian Capital experienced ZERO downtime.

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