Landis Architects/Builders Migrates to a Hybrid Cloud Environment with Ciracom Cloud

About Landis Architects/Builders

Founded in 1990, Landis Architects/Builders is one of the top design-build, remodel and renovation firms in the Washington, D.C. metro area. They specialize in remodeling, whole-house renovations, historic homes, kitchens, bathrooms and interior design.

The Challenge

Prior to working with Ciracom Cloud, Landis relied upon in-house technologies and needed a more organized and secure infrastructure. They also needed to be able to work securely from anywhere with comprehensive, cost-effective and easy-to-use solutions.

The Solution

Ciracom Cloud provided Landis with an enterprise-level approach that enabled it to continue to benefit from on-premises equipment while also leveraging cloud business solutions. This included help desk support, upgraded security and collaboration tools.


“Having a reliable partner like Ciracom has taken a ton off our shoulders. We appreciate their people. They’re top-notch professionals who really know what they’re doing, and they’ve helped us time and time again.” - Andrew Kerr: Chief Finance Officer

Help Desk and Collaboration Tools

Ciracom Cloud provided Landis with 24x7x365 Help Desk support to resolve problems and reduce downtime. Ciracom Cloud also deployed cloud-based collaboration tools, such as Microsoft Teams, that enabled Landis to quickly pivot to a hybrid work environment during the pandemic. “Despite COVID-19, we still pulled through, and we owe a ton of that to Ciracom Cloud’s guidance,” said Andrew Kerr, Chief Finance Officer at Landis.

Security for Identity, Data and Devices

As an architect/build firm, Landis requires a large amount of data storage for project-based work files, job pictures, contracts, bids, and other documents. Data back-ups to the cloud were essential. Ciracom Cloud equipped Landis with Azure and security policies that enabled staff to access data securely from anywhere. “We had an incident a few years back with some nasty ransomware, but our cloud backups were in place to restore lost data,” said Kerr. “Ciracom Cloud saved the day. They took care of that issue, and since then they’ve enacted several other security measures for us. They’ve all worked like a charm.”

The Impact

By working with Ciracom Cloud, Landis now has a more fortified IT environment and a roadmap for its business and managed services. Working with Ciracom Cloud has been a “a massive lift for our productivity and security,” said Kerr. “With Ciracom, we stand out from the crowd. They understand our mission to innovate and compete, and their virtual solutions have enabled so much for us.”

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