Medium and Large Business October Newsletter 2016

UK’s barcode administrator GS1 upgrades network and infrastructurewith Zen

Z en has delivered a managed cloud and network service to GS1 UK, the organisation responsible for administering barcodes in the UK. GS1 UK is a community of more than 29,000 members working in retail, foodservice, healthcare and manufacturing. It is responsible for the distribution and monitoring of barcodes across the UK. We are now proud to be working alongside the team at GS1 UK to design and deliver a fully-managed cloud and WAN solution, enabling GS1 UK to migrate all its business

applications and web services from a number of existing third-party providers to a single, dedicated partner in Zen. Martin O’Donnell, Managing Director of Zen’s Corporate &Mid-Market division, says: “We are working with GS1 UK to deliver a fully-managed service which will allow them to consolidate their existing IT infrastructure with a cloud-based solution underpinned by our robust network services.

“As GS1’s existing platformwas reaching the end of its life cycle they quickly saw the benefits of migrating their services to the cloud, a solution that not onlyprovides enterprise-grade compute, but offers an infrastructure that’sscalable,flexibleandanaffordable operational expenditure, rather than a huge capex investment.” Tomeet GS1’s availability requirements Zen isalsodeliveringadisaster recovery service to ensuring high availability across multiple data centres in diverse geographic locations to ensure business continuity.

We are working with GS1 UK to deliver a fully-managed service Martin O’Donnell, Managing Director, Zen’s Corporate &Mid-Market Division

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