Case Study

Coffman Engineers

Engineering Firm Drives Consolidation, Collaboration & Business Growth with Nasuni®

As Coffman Engineers looked to tap widespread engineering talent for local projects, the firm needed a new kind of file infrastructure

Based in Seattle, WA, Coffman Engineers specializes in structural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Each of its 18 global locations has its own personality and strong local connections, creating a unique business culture. These offices, which stretch from Maryland to Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam, offer local, personalized service to clients. This focus on local relationships is one of the firm’s core values, yet Coffman also wants to be able to apply its top talent and engineering acumen to every project — regardless of location.

The firm relies on Revit and nearly 200 other AEC-specific applications, along with Adobe Creative, Office365, and more. As Coffman grew, and cross-office collaboration needs increased, too much data was moving through its VPN, driving up costs and hampering efficiency.

Rapidly growing volumes of unstructured data and an increasing need for collaboration between offices were straining the firm’s traditional file infrastructure, so Coffman opted to modernize with Nasuni and scalable, cost-effective Azure Blob Storage.

  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Microsoft Azure
  • cloud backup
  • cloud DR
  • M&A integration
  • multi-site file collaboration
  • NAS consolidation
  • Faster cross-office collaboration
  • lightweight virtual appliances for remote sites
  • Revit & AutoCAD compatibility
  • reduced risk
  • simpler IT management
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