Nexon Asia Pacific has been awarded a $5.6 million multi-year contract with Craveable Brands for the deployment and management of internet access services, cloud calling, cloud managed security, wireless and switching across 530 Australian restaurants.
Craveable Brands, which owns Oporto, Red Rooster and Chicken Treat, has an existing five-year relationship with Nexon, where the managed services provider had implement a unified communications solution based on Skype for Business that also included "networks needs" at the company's head office.
Under the new deal, the MSP will deploy Cisco Meraki technology to provide a consistent system of WAN, LAN and wireless devices with visibility and centralised management.
Nexon will migrate all corporate-owned and franchise-owned restaurants to a single network and telephony system on the NBN access network.
“Our goal was to provide a reliable and secure network for our Franchise Partners, consolidating to a single partner,” said Paul Kennedy, CIO at Craveable Brands.
The MSP was chosen after a thorough tender process.
"Nexon’s solution model made sense, Kennedy said. "They already had retail experience, so we asked their customers to tell us their experiences on top of what we already knew. Their customers gave us the confidence to award them the contract."
Nexon CEO Barry Assaf said retailers need a unified strategy to transition, connect and secure core technology.
"Reliable connectivity and communication between retail restaurants, warehouses, head office and on-line systems underpin the strategy," Assaf said.
Privately-owned, Nexon Asia Pacific was established in 2000 in Sydney and has also offices in Brisbane and Melbourne. It provides cloud services, unified communications, security, business continuity, network infrastructure and business applications.
The company works with several vendors including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Meraki, Microsoft, NetApp, Poly and Palo Alto Networks to name a few.