CCS IT Solutions Ltd

Our Work:

Trans-Bridge Freight

“Trans-Bridge Freight have been dealing with CCS IT Solutions Ltd for over 20 years, we have been through a number of upgrades and migrations with them in this time. They have always worked professionally with our internal staff and external clients. We would highly recommend them. ”

Brian Anderton
Director, Trans-Bridge Freight

About the Project

CCS IT Solutions Ltd were approached by Manchester’s Trans-Bridge Freight (TFS) to migrate an on-premise custom application to new server hardware. The project also required Microsoft Cloud Technology. The hybrid configuration enabled TFS the ability to control their custom application internally whilst continuing to benefit from the cloud technology. TFS had previously used on-premises servers, bespoke applications, Microsoft Exchange Online and Outlook.

The Process

To handle the vast amount of data a high specification Dell server was purchased. One of our IT Technicians then installed Microsoft Hyper V (virtual technology) and configured the server builds operating systems. Following the configuration, our IT Specialists used a local Active Directory to set up Azure AD Connect to sync with TFS’s Azure AD cloud service.

Our IT specialists then installed a vanilla server operating system. The installation and migration of the database and web application were coordinated between TFS’s development team and CCS IT Solutions’ team.

"As the project was client-facing, and
in live production, uptime was a high priority."

The Outcome

As the project was client-facing, and in live production, uptime was a high priority. To ensure minimum downtime, the process of planning, configuring and testing the migrated data was planned over a couple of months before being meticulously executed.

Once all servers had been migrated the old server was set up to use Hyper V replication. This effectively creates frequent snapshots of the live production environment. In the event of hardware failure, the live server with the replicated version can be recalled.