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Newcastle-based Greggs, one of the nation’s favourite food on-the-go retailers, specialising in sausage rolls, freshly-prepared sandwiches, bakes, and sweet treats, and listed on the London Stock Exchange, has signed with long-standing technology partner Daisy to deliver a future-proof, security-centred SD-WAN solution powered by Meraki.
Meraki’s SD-WAN solution offers businesses improved agility via a network that evolves in line with specific current and future needs as well as offering a zero-risk approach to security. With this solution in place, Greggs can ensure faster in-shop connectivity that can drive their increased use of in-shop devices, as well as ensure that shops who partner with the likes of JustEat, have the consistent, high-quality bandwidth required to fulfil growing demand.
In addition to the SD-WAN design, Daisy is providing LAN Switching, WiFi and 4G/5G connectivity. All delivered via a software Meraki Enterprise Agreement.
The Daisy ‘Store of the Future’ solution will consolidate legacy systems, provide greater insight into network performance, support the transition to cloud-based services and increase resilience across the entire network.
Chris London, Data Sales Specialist for Daisy Corporate Services said: “The new Daisy SD-WAN will deliver a security focused network with enhanced application control and performance. Easy access to cloud applications and services through direct internet connectivity at all sites will support the digital transformation to Store of the Future.”
As one of a small number of accredited Meraki Managed Server Providers (MSPs) in the UK, and as Greggs’ incumbent supplier of WAN network infrastructure, Daisy was perfectly positioned to help design and build the network shop of the future that demonstrated true business benefits of having an SD-WAN-ready network that is totally futureproof; one that provides Greggs with a security-oriented infrastructure and tech enhancement that will support future growth.
Tony Taylor, IT & Business Change Director at Greggs said: “Daisy has been working with Greggs since 2008, delivering a variety of connectivity and managed services. As Greggs move towards building a ‘Store of The Future’, we are working with Daisy to deliver a secure, agile, and scalable software defined network. Daisy’s SD-WAN will allow for faster, more usable connectivity to more than 2,100 shops, with better reliability, and resiliency. “