About Platform Housing Group
Platform Housing Group are Strategic Partners with the Regulator 'Homes England' and develop circa 2,000 homes per annum for rent and sale, with 600+ homes for sale on a Shared Ownership basis each year.
With a vision to make a difference by enabling better lives through building better homes their operational areas cover the Midlands from the Welsh borders to the Lincolnshire coast.
With over 1,200 users and a large network of sites to connect, a reliable and robust connection is critical to Platform Housing Group's business functions. With large amounts of data transferred on a daily basis between these sites a high-speed network infrastructure capable of handling this traffic was required.
Previously Platform Housing Group relied on an MPLS/WAN solution. Whilst fit-for-purpose, the company began to become disillusioned with their previous supplier's poor support and rising costs.
As the company continued to grow and more sites needed to be connected it was time to find a solution that would fit Platform Housing Group now and support them better in the future.
After speaking to Wavenet a solution was designed and provided that utilised some of their existing technologies but provided the modernisation and security upgrades that were required.
All sites were connected via a modern WAN solution providing the network resilience and connections that Platform Housing required. Alongside this, a centralised, state of the art firewall was installed to provide essential network security and prevent unapproved access to the business network 24/7.
An Internet Breakout solution was also provided, ensuring that connections remained fast and uninterrupted between sites by enabling Platform Housing Group to offload its multi-site traffic and route it directly via their ISP, giving them peace of mind that their Internet will be consistent and reliable.
Through our work together, Platform Housing Group have been able to take advantage of the following results:
Reliability - With unrivalled SLA's and dedicated Account Managers,Platform Housing Group have complete peace of mind.
Cost Saving - Utilising the best in class IT solutions and no expensive on-premise systems keeps operating costs low. With a scalable and flexible solution Platform Housing Group only pay for what they need.
Remote Working Capabilities - With a WAN network, Wavenet have provided Platform Housing Group with an adaptable solution to support remote working and the changing needs of their business.
Time Saving - High-speed network connections allow communication between sites to be quicker, making efficiency improvements across the business.
Usability - With no complicated on-site equipment, Platform Housing Group have an easy to manage and easy to use network solution.
Future Proof Technologies: Working alongside Platform Housing Group, Wavenet ensures the Network and Connectivity solutions provided meet their business needs, both now and in the future.
"I have worked with Wavenet over several years now and it's good to see them grow and expand their business bringing other companies in to bolster their skills and products. Wavenet have helped us to build a resilient, fast and fully supported WAN network to enable us to be flexible to changing business needs and environmental changes like Covid. Allowing our business to adjust and support a massive home worker expansion during difficult times with very little distribution to our end users." - Neil Clarke, Infrastructure Lead, Platform Housing Group