Aspire has announced an IT partnership with AlphaGraphics North East to upgrade the company’s core infrastructure and systems in the UK following the company’s continued expansion.
AlphaGraphics North East (AGNE) is a design, print and marketing agency with a focus on delivering creative, cutting-edge marketing campaigns. With everything required to take any design, print or marketing campaign from concept to completion including a full design studio, marketing consultancy, printing, finishing, fulfilment and postal facilities all in-house, along with their own fleet of delivery vans, the company has grown impressively since it first opened its doors in the early 90’s.
Stephen Jones, IT Manager for AlphaGraphics said:
“Out of all the companies that responded to our tender for this project Aspire were the most professional and helpful. We knew what we wanted and Aspire interpreted our brief and proposed a solution that can grow with our business.
“Whilst our project incorporated the migration of several key servers in the business the implementation went smoothly and with minimal downtime to our users. The solution also incorporated cloud storage and key DR (Disaster Recovery) requirements which Aspire have grasped and again delivered a fitting solution.
“I would highly recommend Aspire to other businesses.”
Shaun Richardson, Account Manager for Aspire Technology Solutions said:
“As part of our technology partnership Aspire has upgraded the company’s existing core infrastructure at its head office in Stockton on Tees to deliver an on-premise, high availability VM Ware (V Sphere 5.5) virtual infrastructure.
“The virtual system is replicated in real time at Aspire’s datacentre to provide a full disaster recovery and business continuity plan to protect all the company’s IT systems in the event of major outage or incident. The technology plan and 24/7 support also covers the company’s sites in Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Nottingham and Milton Keynes.”
The AlphaGraphics network consists of nearly 300 independently owned franchises around the world with centres in the UK, USA, Brazil, China, Mexico, Russia and Saudi Arabia. AlphaGraphics North East is ranked in the top three worldwide and currently runs all the AlphaGraphics centres in the UK including Stockton, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Nottingham and Milton Keynes.