Sanderson Weatherall Deploys Foundry Networks' Switches

Foundry Networks announces that Sanderson Weatherall has deployed its FastIron SX 1600 and FastIron GS684 PoE switches as part of LAN upgrade at the company's two locations in the North East of England.

Sanderson Weatherall is a national firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants, serving both the private and public sector throughout the UK. With over 25 years of experience, the company has one of the largest dedicated teams of surveyors and valuers in the UK who advise clients, like Google and Royal Mail, on a range of services from corporate real estate to property management, asset management, landlord and tenancy management as well as providing building consultancy services such as project management, architecture and construction monitoring. Surveying over 500 million worth of properties a year, Sanderson Weatherall has been recognised as the Property Advisor of the Year for the North East and Yorkshire for three years running by Estates Gazette magazine.

Sanderson Weatherall has over 270 staff members based in offices across the UK, including London, Leeds, Manchester and Teeside. With just over a third of its workforce split between the Newcastle and Teeside offices, the company was looking to replace its existing, out-of-date LAN switches which provide over 100 members of staff with access to all of the company's IT infrastructure and Internet, including Windows Exchange Server and various business applications.

Sanderson Weatherall purchased Foundry's FastIron SX 1600 and FastIron GS family of switches given they are specifically designed to provide networks with the ability to deploy VoIP technology and high-performance data onto a common network and enable to the switch infrastructure to be consolidated into one data cabinet. In addition to providing QoS, the FastIron switches also provide Sanderson Weatherall with an added layer of resilience through Power over Ethernet which protects the network against any unscheduled downtime.

The introduction of new LAN switches has meant greater reliability for staff members accessing the company's IT resources which ultimately filters back to the customer.

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