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Recruitment giant taps HP Storage: slashes costs 50%, increases capacity 70%

By John Cummings

 

Outages are hair-raising at the best of times, and their causes are hard to predict. A water leak in a cooling system produced an unpleasant surprise for Bas Alblas, IT Director, Europe, for global professional recruitment firm Hudson: “Luckily it happened on a weekend. We lost several servers, but thankfully none of them were running critical applications,” Alblas reports in a new HP case study. Nothing the firm couldn’t handle, and the datacenter bounced back by Monday, but clearly it was time to look at ways to mitigate disaster risks.

 

After researching the available solutions, Hudson recruited HP storage and services for its disaster recovery overhaul. What made this option attractive, he reports, was "the fact that everything is included. It even includes three years of maintenance. We bought an additional two years’ worth, so with one investment we are covered for five years.”

 

The investment enabled Hudson to deploy one storage system that provides a multi-site solution for 50 percent of the cost. The original scope of the project envisaged securing network access for half of Hudson’s workers in Europe in the event of a disaster; the HP solution enabled the firm to blow way past that, with coverage for all applications and all users.

 

Check out the case study for more info, including how the HP solution reduced power and cooling costs and increased performance of applications.

 

Learn more: Get the latest information on HP StoreVirtual Storage (formerly LeftHand)

Powered by the LeftHand OS, HP StoreVirtual gives you superior data availability—even in remote and back offices—with high availability across multiple locations and storage deployment models.

 

John Cummings is editor of the  HP Technology Services blogs.

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