“To better serve our customers, support the continued growth of our business and speed innovation, we needed a fast, flexible solution,” said Rafal Wozniczka, director of IT at Kaufman Hall. “The NetApp Data Fabric vision resonated with us, as we believe our future is a hybrid cloud. We rely on FlexPod with All Flash FAS to support our growth strategy.”
For more than 30 years, Kaufman Hall has provided consulting software and services that help customers apply data-driven insights to transform their businesses and position themselves for the future. Over the last three years, Kaufman Hall has grown quickly. Newly acquired companies had to be seamlessly integrated into the business. When its aging infrastructure threatened to constrain innovation, the company turned to IT solutions provider CDW to consolidate with NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) on FlexPod® with All Flash FAS.
With the new infrastructure in place, Kaufman Hall can easily scale up or add capacity, depending on the company’s needs. With each new acquisition, the IT team can rapidly deploy and standardize IT at sites using a new, non-disruptive “branch-in-a-box” model. Developers now enjoy much more throughput than they need for the development, testing, and QA of data-intensive forecasting applications. In addition, the benchmark testing of Kaufman Hall’s software on FlexPod with All Flash FAS showed a 100% performance improvement over the company’s previous solution. The company has also seen increased productivity resulting from offering employees immediate access to information.
By standardizing on FlexPod with NetApp® all-flash arrays, Kaufman Hall has taken a critical first step toward a hybrid cloud future. Equipping developers with the tools they need to innovate quickly translates directly to a better customer experience. With the anticipated release of Microsoft Azure Stack, the Kaufman Hall IT team hopes to use both on-premises private cloud and Azure public cloud resources to achieve the best of both worlds.
With its new solution, Kaufman Hall can:
- Easily scale up or add capacity, depending on the company’s needs
- Cut delivery time of IT resources to developers from days to hours
- Gain 100% performance improvement over previous solution
- Enable rapid deployment and IT standardization at new sites
Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. We help customers capitalize on the value of their data in the hybrid cloud through our Data Fabric strategy, data management expertise, portfolio and ecosystem. To learn more, visit www.netapp.com.
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