When startups get rolling their technology challenges multiply dramatically. For Cellares thataxiom became abundantly clear within a few short years of its founding. A life sciences technology company based in South San Francisco, Cellares is working to make cell therapy widely available and affordable with the Cell Shuttle, a self-contained ‘factory-in-a-box’ for industrial-scale cell therapy manufacturing that improves the immune system’s ability to defeat cancer.

With an employee roster shooting past 150, Cellares asked McMillan IT Engineering to review the existing Cellares network in late 2021. What they found was a state-of-the-art company with a low-tech wired network built using SOHO (small-office, home-office) grade equipment with no in-place redundancies. Overall, the computing platform lacked performance, scalability, and resiliency.

What McMillan proposed was a complete replacement of the networking systems with enterprise-class, next-generation technology, carried out in multiple phases to minimize the impact on business operations.

The result produced expanded bandwidth, higher network speeds, more robust protection from ransomware or human error, continuous monitoring and troubleshooting of critical network systems, and bulletproof backup and recovery capabilities.

Cellares is a rapidly growing company working hard to bring life-saving technology to the world. And now McMillan has made sure they have the technology to handle anything the future brings.