About Gameday Leggings
Gameday Leggings came to life during the 2014 football season. We are fashion fanatics and wanted some tiger striped leggings but couldn't find any. So, we decided to make some...just for us. We started with the SEC and we've now expanded to multiple conferences and pro teams. We love the games but most of all, the fun we have just being a FAN! Get your GAMEDAY ON!
We need connectivity and real time ability to interact with our shoppers whether they are online consumers or wholesale retailers -up 24/7/365. Even when we have had small company bumps (all companies have them) LAN was a phone call away and helped us stay connected and operationally sound. LAN helps us Get our GameDay On!!
" -Lisa Malvea, CEO
Gameday Leggings was created out of a passion for football and fashion. Team spirit on college campuses is a time-honored tradition of cheering, tailgating and dressing for the occasion. Throughout the country, college coeds search for ways to support the team and make a statement. This passion is not limited to our SEC alma maters. Our pro team fans feel it too.
The message may be time-honored, but the delivery is ultimately modern. Today, social media, mobile technology and anywhere, anytime connectivity drives the gameday experience. Getting the word out is a technology masterpiece that shows how our love for sports affects all generations. From the young to the young-at-heart, gameday fashions transcend age.
Technology is essential to reach so many, so quickly. And modern technology is perfect for Gameday Leggings' mobile workforce, distribution network and growing marketplace. As an online retailer, Gameday Leggings understands the need for technology, so as they expanded their operation it made sense to choose a modern, Cloud infrastructure.
Gameday Leggings has distributed manufacturing, a mobile workforce and receives orders through several outlets. To control inventory, fulfill orders and stay connected, they need reliable and flexible infrastructure. Their employees and ambassadors need to connect from anywhere, anytime for productivity and they must react quickly to market changes.
As a growing company, Gameday Leggings needs solutions that are economical and scalable. Additionally, with their fast growth, their solutions must scale quickly with little to no downtime. They need to get new staff up-to-speed quickly to maximize efficiency and productivity.
Technology solutions must be powerful, yet simple and agile, to satisfy their rapid growth. Hardware and software must scale with ease to meet the demands for growth without large capital expenditures.
A Complete Cloud Environment
Using the Cloud for all operations was a touchdown for Gameday Leggings. The ability to access applications and database from anywhere, anytime served their operational needs. Utilizing Cloud servers not only saved the initial capital expenses, but also reduced the operational expenses by simplifying maintenance and facility costs. Additionally, the Cloud gives a fully-scalable environment that allows for quick and easy expansion of their position in the Cloud. For their rapid growth, the characteristics of the Cloud outweighed on-premise solutions.
Data is protected with built-in local redundancy provided by Azure. Since this is a full Cloud installation, all disaster recovery operations are Cloud-based.
They tackled stringent user demands for communication and access with mobile solutions selected for easy use and quick turnaround. Implementing a Windows Server Domain allows for solid user management, authentication and security. They simplified their vendor-management and access by providing secure access with authentication through Azure Active Directory.
The new infrastructure is built on Microsoft Server and Cloud services by Azure. Below is a summary of some of the modernization features:
- Cloud server with Microsoft Server 2012 R2 used for AD, file and application publishing, including accounting and shared resource access
- Microsoft Office 365 for email and collaboration
- Azure workload that provides anywhere, anytime access and high server availability
- Robust backup and disaster recovery that utilized a complete Cloud solution
Results, Return on Investment and Future Plans
Gameday Leggings' choice of Cloud servers gave them the most flexible, reliable infrastructure to manage today's IT demands and offers unlimited scalability for growth. ROI is realized by avoiding costs associated with hardware, power consumption and colocation space.
Their choice of Office 365 provides the strong communication and productivity features needed for a growing organization. New employees can quickly get up-to-speed and have all necessary resources at their fingertips.
Gameday Leggings has an IT environment that is full-featured, scalable and positions their winning team for substantial growth.
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