RedZed Lending Solutions opted to partner with Brennan after a period of due diligence, despite some concerns from Georgiadis in partnering with a larger provider. “Sometimes when you’re a smaller company like we are, you run the risk of not being important enough to your providers,” she said. “But at the same time I didn’t want to go with a smaller provider again, like the one we had, as that was the root cause of the issues that we had been encountering.
“We were assured by Brennan we would be treated the same regardless of our size, and we’ve been with Brennan for two years now and have found that to be the case.” After partnering with Brennan, the first stage of rollouts focused on updating RedZed Lending Solution’s IT infrastructure. Brennan implemented a virtualised application layer on top of two redundant physical servers, along with SAN, a separate back-up server, and provided managed services through the process and thereafter. From there, Georgiadis said the company has adopted further Brennan services, including Internet services and the Brennan Cloud. There is more to come too through this long-term partnership.
“In about a year’s time our infrastructure will need to be upgraded again and we might look at moving some of our services to the cloud,” Georgiadis said. “We’re always looking for ways to improve the business.”
In finding ways to improve the business, the Brennan relationship has been very beneficial, Georgiadis said. “Because we need someone who can help us develop an IT strategy, Brennan has always been proactive in talking to us about the best ways to help us out and keeping us informed on what is happening in the broader industry. We have come to rely on that expertise.”