Horizon Consulting Engineers Case Study

By admin • January 10, 2018

Server Install with Microsoft Azure Backup

Client Name: Horizon Consulting Engineers
Website: http://www.horizon-ce.co.uk/
Industry Sector: Engineering
PC Users: >10
Locations: Exeter
Contact: Jim Tamblyn
Job Title: Director
Date: November 2017

Client Background:

Horizon Consulting Engineers provides civil engineering, geo-environmental and geotechnical consultancy services. With over 45 years of combined experience in Consulting Engineering they understand a client’s needs for innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet project demands.

Their team combines a wide range of skills, technical knowledge and practical experience to produce a high quality and efficient service. They value all their clients equally, whatever the size of the project and close client liaison is essential in establishing a professional working partnership and to ensure client expectations are fully met.


The business recently contacted IT Champion after their existing server crashed. A senior systems engineer from IT Champion was despatched to attend site on the same day. Data was copied temporarily to a PC, so the business was able to continue working.

Various options were supplied to replace the failed server, with advice about the best route for the business to take.


With the help from IT Champion, Horizon Consulting Engineers decided to purchase a HPE ProLiant ML150 Gen9 server. An IT Champion systems engineer attended site to install the new server on the network. A new domain was created to replace the existing workgroup.

Windows Server backup was installed and configured for local backup, then Microsoft Azure cloud backup was configured for offsite backup of company data. The whole project was delivered in one day with minimal disruption to the business.

This project is an example of how IT Champion can react quickly to a business suffering a catastrophic failure of IT hardware that affects the business. Don’t just take our word for it, get in touch with Horizon Consulting Engineers if you would like to hear what they think about the level of service they have received from IT Champion during an important time for the business.


"IT Champion were quick to attend site and provided us with a variety of solutions which resolved our server issue and improved the efficiency of our IT system. The installation was undertaken with minimal disruption during working hours and all glitches resolved before the engineer left site."

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