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As the second-largest publishing entity in France, The Editis Group consolidates nearly 50 prestigious publishing houses specialising in literature, education, and reference, along with a dedicated structure for book distribution. With a workforce exceeding 2,500 employees, the company publishes 4,000 new titles annually.
Vision : "Publishing is a perpetual invention.”
Mission : To illuminate culture and education, share the reading experience, disseminate knowledge and skills, and innovate new learning solutions... Building the future!
In early 2020, Editis moved its headquarters to brand-new premises at 92 avenue de France in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. These new premises now house staff from the group's fifty or so publishing houses, alongside management and associated services.
The new headquarters, which some say is reminiscent of a GAFA campus, had to be equipped with an IT infrastructure to match, offering an exemplary connectivity experience for all employees.
Editis wanted to deploy a WiFi network across its entire premises, while guaranteeing optimum quality of service for each and every user. This quality implies a network capable of supporting the load of a very large number of simultaneous users, the intensive uses linked to the "corporate" context (videoconferencing, cloud software...) but also a "premium" maintenance offer with high guarantees in terms of service availability.
Wifirst deployed and wired WiFi access points on all 11 floors of the building to ensure complete wireless coverage of the headquarters (including the parking lots).
Wifirst leveraged its expertise in WiFi services from other prominent corporate headquarters to deliver Editis a customised WiFi solution, impeccably meeting identified needs and ensuring optimal connectivity for the group's employees :
The deployed network relies on 10 Gbps switching and Cat6A cabling, offering high-capacity throughput. Nineteen switches were installed across the site: 17 Cisco SG350X-24MP switches served by a stack of two Cisco SG550XG-24F switches ensuring high service availability.
A total of 116 access points provide wireless connectivity to the Editis headquarters. The ground floor and offices rely on a cutting-edge infrastructure composed of 103 Ruckus R610 access points, complemented by 13 Ruckus R310 access points on lower levels.
Wifirst's Engineering teams seamlessly integrated the WiFi network with the client's Radius server, enabling intuitive and secure employee authentication via the 802.1X protocol, with oversight from Editis' IT teams.
Leveraging its deployment expertise and well-established project management processes, Wifirst provided a solution tailored to Editis' requirements within six weeks, ensuring timely implementation before the employees relocated to their new offices.
Beyond redundant core switches, Editis benefits from a 4-hour restoration time guarantee in case of a critical incident on the WiFi network. This is made possible through 24/7 equipment supervision and highly advanced alert systems. "Spare" equipment is also available on-site for swift replacements in case of incidents, within a reduced time frame.