Customer Story: Kansas City Simplifies IT with DaaS

At JumpCloud®, we are always excited to hear when our customers are making the most of Directory-as-a-Service®, especially when the product makes their lives easier. For instance, organizations like Ooyala have used JumpCloud to stand up entire offices over the course of a weekend. Another excellent example is Kansas City.

Wow, you have the entire city of Kansas City as a customer? Well, not yet, but Kansas City, a popular “house for musicians” in Odense, Denmark, has started using JumpCloud to simplify their IT stack, and their story is an interesting one.

Customer Story: Kansas City

We had the opportunity to talk with Frederik Rubinke, a man who wears many hats at Kansas City. One of these hats is the sole IT technician. Frederik is responsible for managing the various IT needs across 40 practice rooms and the various other parts of Kansas City. Here’s what Fredrik had to say about JumpCloud:

Could you tell us a bit about Kansas City and your role?

Frederik: Kansas City is a house of music. We have 40 practice spaces for musicians, a small concert venue and a bunch of small companies who rent office and storage space. We are fully owned by our musicians, so every penny we don’t spend on other stuff we use on making the practice spaces better or put on more concerts. My role is some of our marketing, and then I take care of all of the IT needs of the house, from running network cables to migrating from Exchange® to Office 365™.

Was Office 365 your core user directory before JumpCloud? How has the integration with O365 gone?

Frederik: No, we had on-prem Microsoft® Active Directory® and Exchange servers. We were facing a server refresh and we could save a lot of time and money by migrating our email to Office 365, our file server to a NAS, and our AD to JumpCloud. The integration between JumpCloud and Office 365 has been a breeze; it would have only taken about 30 minutes if I had followed the Knowledge (Read more...)

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Zach DeMeyer

Zach is a writer and researcher for JumpCloud with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He loves being on the cutting edge of new technology, and when he's not working, he enjoys all things outdoors, making music, and soccer.

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