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Simplify the journey to the cloud

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For managing and reporting on on-premises and Cloud ONTAP deployments

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Randstad

Journey to the Cloud with NetApp

The second largest human resources provider in the world, Randstad operates in a wide number of industries from construction and finance to engineering, manufacturing, and digital. To lower costs, improve operational flexibility, and simplify management, Randstad’s CIO set a directive that within five years all IT services must be delivered from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

To meet this directive, Randstad needed a new storage platform—one with the technology to enable the transfer of data in and out of the AWS cloud; automate the failover process; and deliver on the required levels of application performance and management for both on-premises and cloud resources. Competing against Dell, HP, EMC, and Pure Storage, NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) storage and NetApp Cloud ONTAP for AWS ultimately won the day, meeting all of Randstad’s requirements.

Randstad's NetApp AFF8040 storage system delivered on performance, and its functionality dovetailed with the company's desktop virtualization model—meeting the highly variable I/O workload and demanding read cycles that are typical of this business-critical virtualized desktop environment. It also supports the needs of power users who require predictable and consistent low latency.With NetApp Cloud ONTAP, Randstad is gaining a pathway to the cloud and integration with AWS. Ease of use, coupled with the level of control Cloud ONTAP provides, has simplified Randstads's ability to replicate its disaster recovery environment into the cloud.

NetApp’s data fabric vision, made possible through such offerings as All Flash FAS and Cloud ONTAP, is helping Randstad support its continued corporate evolution to the cloud.

About this Customer

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Randstad is one of the most recognized recruitment agencies in the world.The company’s market standing increased considerably in 2008, when it acquired rival Vedior, not only propelling Randstad to become the second largest human resources provider in the world but also establishing the UK operation as one of the top recruitment consultancies.

About this Partner

One of the fastest growing independent IT Value-Added Resellers in the UK, Storm Technologies offers solutions that leverage the latest technologies from top hardware, software and networking vendors.

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