London based technology consultancy Panoptics (www.panoptics.com) has announced the success of technology infrastructure upgrade project for City based, The Brewery Venue located near London’s Barbican Centre.
Panoptics has been fully managing its IT operations for the last 5 years. The venues’ existing IT platform worked competently supporting its day to day operational requirements. As the business was growing rapidly year on year the aged infrastructure and hardware required significant financial outlay and project time to enable the venue to meet its future business goals.
Andy Lang, Technical Director at Panoptics said ‘the project win represented an important stage in the development of Panoptics – with another high profile contract endorsing our capability to work to the very highest of standards and demonstrating our presence within the global events sector. We are also delighted to build on our working partnership with our colleagues at The Brewery Venue.’
As one of Panoptics first clients, The Brewery requested a consultation process working in partnership to find the best solution for the venue. Researching and providing a detailed cost analysis comparison explaining and advising in detail all available options, Panoptics were able to show a cost saving over 3 years and the avoidance of a large Capex bill within the first year.
The venue’s systems were migrated to the Panoptics cloud platform with no interruption to services, enhanced with integrated Back-Up and Disaster Recovery and the provision of scalable capacity for their immediate and future operational requirements. The Brewery now has an enterprise class, high availability, reliable, robust and scalable Infrastructure. Project success was clearly demonstrated when a significant outage was caused by a third party carrier cutting through a fibre circuit. Within an hour the entire infrastructure was restored with no data loss.
The Brewery saved sizeable capital expenditure and has clear costs calculated and mapped out for future budgetary control. The Brewery’s IT infrastructure has been migrated to a cost effective, robust solution with minimum impact on day to day operations and allowing for the growth of the business over the next 10 years.
The technical environment of the Brewery is complex as it needs to be flexible allowing spaces to be linked together or used in isolation suitable for individual capacity requirements of every event. Some events are private annual internal staff meetings or they may be open, requiring heavy social media traffic and online sharing.
Simon Lockwood, Creative Director at The Brewery explained ‘Our visitors are assured of a good all round experience. We operate a one event contact with our clients, all client and event details must be instantly available to the Brewery account manager. We pride ourselves on our facilities, quality of cuisine provided by our award-winning chefs and our entire service so it is vital our processes run seamlessly without interruption. Highly available technology processes are vital to bring this together’
This technology advantage was a major factor in helping to secure a double award win for the Best Event Venue at the ‘London Venue Awards’ and Event Venue of the year at the ‘Event Awards’.
For more information, please contact Panoptics’ media team on 01926 800242