Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, selected StorPool and optimized its virtual Oracle Computing (VOC) Hotel to keep providing top-quality service for its customers. StorPool Storage converted multiple standard Dell servers into primary storage systems that serve as the storage layer of the private cloud platform. The implemented software-defined storage solution maintains the critical workloads of hospitals, banks, insurance companies, government agencies that run on the Atos VOC Hotel.
About the project
In 2013, Atos launched the VOC Hotel for customers with Oracle or non-Oracle applications that want flexibility and a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Since the beginning, the Atos VOC Hotel has been a reliable and agile private cloud platform that delivers high availability and high service levels for their production and non-production environments.
For the critical workloads that run on the platform, Atos needed to maintain the service quality and find a storage partner with an OpEx pricing model that delivers a better TCO than alternatives. In addition, the partner had to provide a storage platform that is always online and enables seamless refreshing of hardware generations while delivering the reliability and agility customers expect from the Atos VOC Hotel.
To maintain the service quality, optimize prices, remove maintenance windows and optimize the platform life cycle, Atos’ team implemented StorPool’s software-defined storage. When they did the calculations and compared the solutions, Atos’ team selected StorPool’s storage solution based on the unmatched reliability and speed they observed. Furthermore, they were impressed by StorPool’s engineers and solution architects and satisfied that StorPool solved the hardware life cycle management issues they experienced before.
With the help of the new platform based on StorPool, Atos can replace hardware components like deprecated servers or failing SSDs, or perform software and firmware upgrades in-flight – without impacting their service availability. Atos outsourced the entire storage layer management to StorPool. As a result, Atos reported a notable decrease in costs per TB for storage licenses and maintenance, leading to an overall TCO reduction. They also recorded a significant performance increase of their private cloud platform that is well-received by their customers.
“The StorPool product is perfect from cost, flexibility (grow-as-you-go), and performance point of view. Second – and for us equally important – is the way the StorPool team helps us to build the most advanced hosting platform and their fast and committed support in case of an issue.” Hink Wiersema, Product Manager and Architect at Atos.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees and annual revenue of €12 billion. European number one in Cloud, High-Performance Computing and Cybersecurity, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 73 countries.
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