Peachtree Hotel Group

Company Profile:

  • Owns, operates, invested in over 50 hotels across the U.S.
  • Management arm, Peachtree Hospitality Management, operates 29 hotels

Challenge:

Constant power and internet connectivity issues resulted in email outages across PHG corporate and hotel offices. Management of existing Exchange server was increasingly difficult as the company’s technical resources were limited, causing additional problems with email management. PHG needed a reliable email solution, but wanted to avoid investing in additional technical resources and costly redundant internet service.

Solution Approach

IntelligIS migrated over 250 email users to Office365 - to ensure no downtime, the hybrid method was utilized to allow the existing Exchange server to operate in tandem as mailboxes were migrated to the cloud.

“Moving to Office365 gave us piece-of-mind that our email would never go down at a critical moment and took the worry out of providing the best tools for our team.”

Joe D., CFO

Business Benefits:

Reliable Email without Internal Capital Investments

By implementing Office365, email hosting and management shifted to Microsoft, relieving PHG’s internal resources to focus on other strategic priorities. Onsite back-up is no longer required for Exchange, removing PHG’s previous capital expense required to operate email. Moving to the cloud-based method delivered additional benefits including increased reliability with a 99.9% uptime SLA from Microsoft, and ability to quickly scale to accommodate additional users and business growth.