Network Case Studies


Goddard Vet Group

Goddard Veterinary Group are a large privately owned group of vets with three 24 hour veterinary hospitals and over 40 veterinary branches in the greater London area


J C Designs started out installing and supporting a Microsoft Small Business server at the main office in Wanstead to provide head office staff with shared files and emails, since then the systems have been expanded and upgraded to provide an integrated WAN (wide area network) that links every site together.

Recently completed projects include

  • Office Move - Coordinating the move of services and IT equipment to Goddard Vet Groups new HQ
  • PACS Server Install - Installation and configuration of PACS database server.  Integration with X-Ray and MRI scanner, image viewing through OsiriX software on high resolution iMacs
  • Kiosk Direct Debit System - Company-wide rollout of tablet PC based direct debit system using Kioware
  • Windows 10 Upgrade - Programming of automated rolling out of Windows 10 upgrades to over 350 workstations group wide

Key Technologies used:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012R2
  • Exchange server 2013
  • Windows XP, 7, 8 and 8.1 and 10
  • Office 2007 through to 2016
  • MessageLabs email and web protection

Hoppings Softwood Products Plc

Hoppings Softwood Products PLC are an established firm of over 80 years who specialize in the import, manufacture and distribution of wood products. J C Designs offer consultancy and strategy advice to in-house team of IT administrators to help keep Hoppings in the forefront of technology.


Recently implemented proposals include:
  • Migration to Office 365 - seamless migration of in house email server to Microsoft's cloud service, Office 365. Reducing their upfront IT costs and providing enterprise level high availability
  • Server Virtualisation - setup of new virtual servers and conversion of existing physical servers to virtual machines.  Hardware consolidation project providing greater protection from physical equipment failure, making it much easier to move servers to different hardware
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity - replication of virtual machines to another site.  Load balancing and broadband failover solution providing continuation of internet access in the event of an ISP failure
  • Windows 10 Upgrade - automatic deployment of Windows 10 upgrade to Windows 7 workstations, from an installation point on the local network

Key Technologies used:

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Hyper-V 2012
  • VPN Load Balancing
  • Broadband Failover
  • Windows 10

Lengard Ltd

Lengard Ltd are a building contractor working on construction projects throughout the South East of England. J C Designs have provided first line IT support and infrastructure strategy advice for Lengard’s headquarters and multiple site offices for over 14 years.


Some of the more recent projects J C Designs have managed on Lengard’s behalf include:

  • Office Move - Coordinating the move of services servers and IT equipment to their new office
  • Web Protection - Configuration and installation of an internet access filtering service, improving network security, reducing venerability to malware and giving the ability to centrally manage company web usage
  • New Computers - installation and configuration of new computers running the latest Microsoft operating system

Key Technologies used:

  • Windows 10
  • ControlNow Web Protect
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010
  • Remote Desktop Services

North Downs Specialist Referrals

NDSR are one of the largest specialist veterinary referral centres in the UK.  J C Designs first involvement was to install a Microsoft Small Business server and link all of the existing PC’s previously running as stand alone devices together to provide one connected network with efficient file sharing and a company wide email system.


We continue to provide advice and support for not only the systems we have installed but also their practice management system and digital image storage solution.

Key Technologies used:

  •        Microsoft Small Business Server 2011
  •        Exchange server 2010 (as part of SBS 2011)
  •        Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
  •        Office 2007 through to 2016
  •        MessageLabs email and web protection

Angel Underwriting

J C Designs provide Angel Risk Management's in house IT staff with second line technical support and backup maintenance. Network planning, design and implementation is provided by us to successfully deliver Angel Underwriting's infrastructure projects.


Recently completed proposals include:

  • Office Relocation - Coordinating the move of services and IT equipment to Angel Underwriting's new office
  • Disaster Recovery - Design and implementation of Disaster Recovery solution involving replication of data between production and standby server at different data-centers. Providing an automated failover or file, email and application servers in the event of a production systems failure

Key Technologies used:

  • Windows Hyper-V 2012
  • Windows 2012 R2