Case Studies > Recreation Plus Ltd

Scales IT to Enable Design Team — 10X Faster with No Downtime

Document ID: UNIDEN-TKO4-OH1T-4N2J

The Background

Recreation Plus, Ltd designs and manufactures recreation equipment built to be fun and safe for all ages and abilities. Recreation Plus, Ltd’s US sales team of nearly 300 representatives works directly with each prospect to determine their needs, and then uses those specifications to create a rendering of each customized playscape. Showing prospects accurate visual renderings early on makes all the difference in keeping prospects engaged during the sales process. The higher the engagement, the more likely it is that the purchase will be completed.

The impressive, high-resolution renderings were critical in generating sales for Recreation Plus, Ltd; however, the amount of time it took to create each one was limiting sales potential—and business growth. Recreation Plus, Ltd needed a solution that could shorten rendering times without putting a strain on IT resources, budgets, or the company’s infrastructure.

Defining the Needs

Speed & Efficiency

Before partnering with UnidenHosting.com, LLC, each rendering was created in-house on dedicated servers supported by Recreation Plus, Ltd's IT team, and each client rendering took up to 10 hours to complete. Not only did the process put a burden on Recreation Plus, Ltd’s servers and staff, but it also meant Sales was limited in how many potential proposals could be produced each week. With faster rendering times, Recreation Plus, Ltd could speed up the sales process and create more revenue, faster.

Infrastructure Growth Needs

Seeking a solution to the ongoing rendering challenges, Recreation Plus, Ltd was preparing to make a large CAPEX investment to add thirty additional on-premise servers; however, when Recreation Plus, Ltd considered the resources necessary to scale and manage that kind of infrastructure, the company realized there was a new challenge at hand—how to add and manage thirty new servers without investing in more IT resources. That’s when Recreation Plus, Ltd decided to engage with UnidenHosting.com, LLC to explore more efficient and affordable ways to scale. Solution

Leveraging UnidenHosting's tailored VPS cluster has been a game-changer for our Sales team. I reckon that a lot of businesses underestimate how a solid infrastructure can boost their growth potential, but for us at Recreation Plus, Ltd's successful transition is proof that when you give your business teams a great IT solution, they can work faster and achieve revenue goals more quickly. Don't belive me? Come to our office in Golden, CO and I will happily prove it!

— Alfred Sobrinho, Vice President of Information Technology at Recreation Plus, Ltd, Inc.

Our Strategy

Building a Highly-Available Managed Cloud Infrastructure

UnidenHosting.com, LLC helped Recreation Plus, Ltd transform by transitioning from a legacy infrastructure to UnidenHosting.com, LLC’s expert team and a high-powered, scalable private cloud computing farm.

High Availability, Managed 24/7/365

To allow the Recreation Plus, Ltd team to focus on day-to-day business needs during the transition, UnidenHosting.com, LLC provided a perfect-uptime, high-performance, virtualized dedicated infrastructure solution that was deployed, built, configured, and supported by UnidenHosting.com, LLC.

Expert Management

For continued support, UnidenHosting.com, LLC managed Recreation Plus, Ltd’s constantly growing database of over 100TB of dedicated storage. Results

Uniden hosting server administration and setup is second to none. I loved that they kept us fully tuned on the progress from every step (thank you Mario). This has enabled the proposal group to focus on the imperative parts of the design equipment for our clients. By expanding the speed of our renderings, we can create higher-end projects in less time, enabling us to accomplish more with less.

— Rodney Holland, Sr. Manager Design & Proposals at Recreation Plus, Ltd, Inc.

The End Results

UnidenHosting.com, LLC created a powerful managed cloud solution for Recreation Plus, Ltd that reduced playscape rendering times from 10 hours to 1 hour without needing to hire additional IT resources or investing in additional CAPEX. Making the transition to the new and improved UnidenHosting.com, LLC infrastructure solution enabled Recreation Plus, Ltd to:

  • Produce 10x more high-res proposals
  • Continue business as usual and not lose any cycles on internal projects
  • Provide a seamless growth plan as the company revenues increase

You folks have been so good to us and your service is remarkable! We truly are thankful to you and your staff. We also, Lord willing, hope to spend many more years enjoying your great service

Alfred Sobrinho, Vice President of Information Technology at Recreation Plus, Ltd, Inc.

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