About the Customer

The client is a specialty food distributor that began sourcing products for high-end chefs more than 30 years ago. With locations in major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada, the client serves the finest restaurants, hotels, caterers, and gourmet stores in North America.


Azure Active Directory Connect
Hybrid Exchange deployment

Enterprise Mobility Suite
Skype for Business


Business Challenge

  • The client was using Exchange 2010 to host mailboxes for 1,500 users.

  • Public folders were extensively used to store and share information.

  • Security concerns were raised with users spread across different regions.

  • The client needed one consolidated solution to collaborate users on a single platform.

  • Educating users on technology improvements.

The SNP Solution

After consulting with the client, SNP recommended a hybrid migration to O365. To manage the client’s security concerns, SNP deployed the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to safeguard corporate data and enable secure cross-platform collaboration.

Business Benefits

  • With Directory Sync Configuration using Azure AD Connect, the client now has capabilities of managing users using local Active Directory.

  • Single sign-on for federated identity allows users to have the same password on-premises and in the cloud, and they do not have to sign in again to use Office 365.

  • A hybrid migration allowed the client to move mailboxes in groups.

  • Skype for Business allows users to collaborate with internal and external users.

  • Enterprise Mobility Suite provides unified identity using Azure AD Premium and protects data using Azure Rights Management and mobile device management using Microsoft Intune.