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Watson & Hillhouse

Piling and Foundation equipment supplier

Watson and Hillhouse, based in Ipswich, has supplied piling equipment to the construction industry in the UK and throughout the world since 1972. They have built an unrivalled worldwide reputation for service and technical expertise that positions them in the forefront of the industry.

Corbel’s relationship with Watson & Hillhouse (W&H) began in 2010, when we were asked to take over support of their IT network due to our competitive rates and flexible service.

In 2012, after a design and consultation process, Corbel upgraded W&H’s server infrastructure from multiple physical servers to a virtual server solution. The solution operates on Microsoft’s Hyper V, utilising Veeam backup and enables complete ‘snapshots’ of the virtual server environment to be taken which provides the facility of both file and disaster recovery from a single solution.

Corbel subsequently implemented an upgrade to firewalls at two sites to provide an SSL connection, enabling staff to connect remotely from any PC without the need for a VPN client to be installed. The solution gives staff the flexibility to connect to systems away from the office while providing increased security for the network.

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