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Case study: IT Service Provider Refreshes Servers, Lowers Costs

18 Mar 2019 by Steve Solomon

Facts at a glance

Client industry:

Information technology

Size of company:

250 employees

Challenge:

Aging servers and outdated battery backup caused inefficiency, poor performance and excessive downtime.

Solution:

  • HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 servers
  • APC Smart-UPS battery backup system

Results:

  • More cost-effective data center
  • Reliable backup power
  • Up and running within 5 minutes of an outage
  • Fewer bottlenecks

Solution area:

Insight’s Supply Chain Optimization solutions simplify the process of procuring, maintaining and replacing the technology clients invest in to run their business.

Florida is ground zero for unpredictable weather conditions, especially hurricanes. And even the best data center can’t withstand hurricane force winds without sufficient power. Yet a service provider for the IT industry found itself totally unprepared for sudden energy outages caused by severe weather.

The service provider’s many servers approached the end of their lives, as indicated by excessive data center downtime and poor compliance. Lag time caused by the unreliable servers also affected employee collaboration.

The service provider’s many servers approached the end of their lives, as indicated by excessive data center downtime and poor compliance.

When the company encountered downtime, it relied on an outdated battery backup system to protect its data — a risky move. Without a change, the company faced significant loss of time and money.

Wanted: Greater efficiency and reliability

In search of a server and battery backup refresh at a cost-effective price, the service provider reached out to Insight. Our Supply Chain Optimization team recommended HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 servers, which are configured for small to medium businesses that need to power workloads of various sizes.

Featuring a balance of optimized scalability and reliability for even the most specialized and demanding workloads, the servers offer simplicity, HPE Persistent Memory, expansion options and cost efficiency.

Additionally, we proposed upgrading the client’s battery backup to the APC Smart-UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), which offers guaranteed power and surge protection for data centers.

Modern equipment. Peace of mind.

The new battery backup system ensures the client’s business is up and running within five minutes of a power or data center outage.

The client agreed to both solutions. Our team implemented them, and the IT service provider is reaping the benefits of reliable equipment free from bottleneck issues.

The new battery backup system ensures the client’s business is up and running within five minutes of a power or data center outage. An automatic green mode assures the highest level of efficiency, while intelligent battery management maximizes performance, delivering steady peace of mind regardless of the weather.

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