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How Soccour Solutions Uses NetApp HCI to Help Customers Do More With Less

Meghan Cevey
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At Texas-based Soccour Solutions, the key performance metric is successful customers. That’s why David Duncan, principal solutions engineer at Soccour, has embraced NetApp HCI to support his customers’ business goals.

Soccour uses NetApp HCI to solve problems quickly and easily

Soccour provides custom technology solutions and support, covering the full spectrum from data storage and cloud solutions to managed services and IT automation. Their services are tailor-built to meet each customer’s needs, but Duncan says most of their customers have two challenges in common: they need to implement solutions quickly and they have to do more with less.

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“With NetApp HCI, we’re giving our customers simplicity,” says Duncan. “We can stand up an HCI deployment in 45 minutes, which gives our customers a no-ops feel.”

HCI is easy to deploy and manage because it brings storage and compute infrastructure together under a single interface that’s based on software-defined storage and computing. This is ideal for lean organizations because it eliminates the need for specialized hardware skills in storage, compute, or networking.

In addition, HCI is based on a pay-as-you-go cost model that scales to match business growth, which keeps costs in line with true business requirements. Forrester Research reported in 2018 that HCI lowers operating costs and accelerates deployment.

Soccour uses NetApp HCI to deliver top-tier application support

According to global research and advisory firm Gartner, at least 20 percent of all business-critical applications will have moved from traditional infrastructure to HCI by 2020.

Soccour places a heavy emphasis on application support because that’s what drives their customers’ success. Whether it’s a retailer, a financial services provider, or a government agency, Soccour’s customers need their applications delivered quickly and consistently.

HCI is an ideal solution for companies that have multiple applications running on the same infrastructure because it eliminates competition between resources and provides predictable performance. NetApp HCI also offers an industry first: a quality of service (QoS) that guarantees minimum performance by application.

That, says Duncan, delivers exactly what he needs. “The single most important thing we’ve achieved is happy customers,” he says. “At the end of the day, that’s what we strive for.”

Soccour partners with NetApp to meet emerging customer needs

Soccour has been a NetApp partner since 2008 and has recently become an HCI Champion Partner, after embracing NetApp HCI as part of its customer offerings.

“We’re excited that our partnership with Soccour has expanded to include NetApp HCI,” says Jeff McCullough, Vice President of Americas Partner Sales at NetApp. “NetApp’s success is directly linked to the success of our partners, and it’s incredible to watch our partnerships evolve to meet our customers’ changing business needs.”

If you’re ready to explore how NetApp HCI can deliver results for you, visit https://soccour.com/.

Meghan Cevey

Meghan Cevey is the Channel Strategist for the Americas Cloud Infrastructure sales team responsible for driving channel adoption of the NetApp portfolio. She specifically focuses on NetApp’s HCI solution which provides customers with the most efficient and robust hybrid cloud infrastructure in the market today. In 2007, Meghan joined NetApp as a Field Marketing Manager supporting the Northeast Region. Over the past twelve years Meghan has held various roles within NetApp in the Field Marketing and Channel organizations. Her roles have spanned multiple regions across the country. Prior to being named the Cloud Infrastructure Channel Strategist, Meghan was the Channel Development Manager leading the channel strategy for the Global Financial Region out of New York City. Meghan took the role of Channel Strategist in May 2018, blending field experience and diverse perspectives from the marketing and sales organizations to help power the NetApp channel transformation and adoption of hybrid cloud solutions. Prior to NetApp, Meghan was a top performing sales manager in a global events and advertising agency based in NYC and Bristol, England. She is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Tennessee. Meghan is very active in various charities, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization very close to her heart.

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