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Clarkes of Walsham Choose Cloud Hosted IT

When Clarkes of Walsham needed to update, simplify & protect their IT, they chose Cloud Hosted IT from Corbel:

  • Migration of all systems & software to cloud hosting
  • Streamlined hardware without an in-house server
  • Complete backup & disaster protection
  • Full secure access for remote working
  • Complete IT support & advice from Corbel

Established 1908, Clarkes of Walsham has been supplying building, farming and garden materials – to professionals and DIYers alike – for more than 110 years. Four generations later, they continue to develop and grow. With 95 staff , two sites, thousands of products and suppliers, their IT is critical to serving their customers.

The Challenge

The issues faced by Clarkes of Walsham may be familiar to many businesses:

  • Reliant on infrastructure near the end of its lifecycle, their server & hardware needed updating
  • Concerned by physical & cyber threats, they wanted to increase protection
  • Staff needed fast, reliable WiFi & the ability to work from home
  • Clarkes required greater assurances from their IT support
  • They wanted to lower their IT costs but improve the service they receive
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Clarkes of Walsham

The Solution


  • Fully Cloud-Hosted IT using an environment housed in East Anglia’s most secure data centre
  • New ‘thin client’ streamlined PC’s for fast cloud IT access
  • Anytime-anywhere secure connection which minimises required bandwidth for reliable access
  • Highly resilient infrastructure including multi-pathing & multi-node technology
  • Improved structured cabling with new network switches for better IT performance
  • Ruckus Wifi for reliable coverage across their premise


  • Hybrid disaster recovery using a third-party cloud for additional backup
  • Sonicwall Firewall across both premises
  • Continually updating anti-virus software
  • Daily checks to ensure anti-virus & backup are successful

IT Support

  • Fully managed IT with every aspect supported by Corbel
  • Microsoft 365 for email & office applications
  • Access to Corbel’s tech support helpdesk & MaxDesk portal

All delivered with simple monthly pricing.

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