Customer: MOTODYNAMICS S.A
Organization Size: Medium
Products & Services: Microsoft Azure, Hyper -V, Office 365
MOTODYNAMICS S.A. is the official exclusive distributor for Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd in Greece, Romania and Bulgaria, Porsche AG and SIXT in Greece.
To build a fully integrated range of commercial products the company has established numerous commercial agreements by which it has acquired exclusive distribution rights for a variety of prestigious commercial brands in market sectors that include boats, lubricants, tyres, and protective gear for the motorcycle rider (Continental, Alpinestars, Shark, Richa, and Selva).
Motodynamics was faced with outdated information and communication technology (IT), ageing hardware assets and increasing administration costs. Hence the management recognized the need to transform the way IT was delivered.
It was clear that some technology transformation was required to power the company over the next three years and beyond. They sought to leverage Cloud options where possible, resulting in a Hybrid Cloud service where they could decommission existing hardware assets and leverage best of breed virtual IT services to improve agility, efficiency and reliability. An old Domino email server had to be maintained along with the need to manage all of IT assets (software, hardware).
As a trusted advisor to Motodynamics and a Gold Cloud Platform certified partner of Microsoft, Office Line S.A. proposed and implemented a hybrid cloud scenario based on Hyper-V virtualization and Microsoft Azure. The technology is stable, mature, enterprise ready and cheaper than its rivals.
The team installed and configured the Hyper-V servers on 3 physical servers and migrated all systems there and some business-critical servers migrated to Microsoft Azure.
All the active directory users synchronized to the Microsoft’s Cloud services and all Domino mailboxes migrated to Exchange Online.
At this point and after considering the minimal disruption to the company’s user operation along with the reliability and collaboration tools that Office 365 has to offer, the client accepted Office Line’s migration path. Our engineers migrated the Domino mailboxes to Office 365 and have additionally configured services like SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams for extended collaboration between company resources and staff.
Office 365 implementation benefited the customer in:
- Integrating with Microsoft Office
- Setting up an intranet website
- Developing Group Sites, shared calendars
- Uploading and sharing documents including documents created using MS Office
- Videoconferencing & collaboration using Teams
- Mail management using Outlook and Microsoft Exchange online
Boost IT Efficiency and Business Agility.
By using Hyper-V hosts and virtual machine density, capacity, and scalability, the client’s IT staff can concentrate on service improvements rather than on operational tasks, such as deploying new hardware to keep up with the demands of a growing business. It can also scale its environment faster to accommodate customer demand.
By using Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure, the customer will be able to support an unlimited growth in business without growing data center staff.
Office 365’s anytime, anywhere access along with the communication, collaboration and security inside and outside the organization offered Motodynamics great productivity across the organization.