Vulcan Steel also acquired legacy IT infrastructure, applications and domains.
During 2009 Vulcan embarked on a new domain project to simplify and standardise their network. The goal was, in conjunction with a hardware upgrade; deploy a single domain to replace four domains that existed within the network.
The decision was made to build the domain from the ground up. This provided an opportunity to ensure that historic decisions and policies, that no longer had relevance, would not be present on the new domain.
Vulcan Steel has a lean in house IT structure, relying on partners like Kinetics to provide support where necessary.
The domain was designed and deployed over a five month period, across six sites in New Zealand and Australia. Vulcan Steel sent Kinetics engineers to all sites, including Australia, to ensure this deployment went smoothly.