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Hays hires Redcentric to build new cloud-based UK network and cuts costs

Antony Savvas | Jan. 14, 2014
Global recruitment group Hays has signed a multi-year contract with Redcentric to provide cloud-based WAN and LAN network services to multiple offices.

Global recruitment group Hays has signed a multi-year contract with Redcentric to provide cloud-based WAN and LAN network services to multiple offices.

Redcentric will link the majority of Hays' large- to medium-sized offices in the UK as a result of the deal. Hays' specialist teams operate out of 100 offices across the UK.

With increasing demand to deliver more network services to Hays' business community, the "upgraded network is more able to meet business demands at a significantly lower operating cost", said Hays.

Redcentric worked in partnership with Hays to create, design and build the LAN infrastructure for the majority of its offices. They are now connected via Redcentric's MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) network and are fully managed by the Redcentric team.

The MPLS network connects each Hays location into a private cloud, mitigating the need for multiple connections and helping to avoid traffic congestion typically associated with legacy network topologies.

Hays' data security is improved by ensuring that any traffic over the MPLS network is centrally controlled and ring-fenced from other data. The Hays network uses Redcentric's data centres to ensure high performance.

Graham Loveless, network services manager at Hays, said: "Major changes to the applications Hays' deploys combined with new cloud services being brought into service has put significant pressure on our network.

"As part of the network migration we upgraded the LAN and WAN for well over half of our offices. Redcentric was chosen to deliver this as a managed service due to its ability to provide secure technology, supported by its own engineering teams at a very competitive price."

 

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