Global Cloud Security Platform Provider
One of our longest standing relationships is with a global cloud security platform provider that consume huge amounts of compute & store hardware on a regular basis.
This presents challenges in the form of bottlenecks, fulfilling new contracts and seeing depleting business due to impatient customers that are not prepared to wait for services to be brought online. After discussions with the company regarding the specifications required for each of their product offerings, we suggested a rationalized set of “Standard Builds”. This reduced the 144 different builds they were buying direct from the Vendor, to 6 Options based on the same 1U Server Platform.
We would then stock this standard chassis for them to utilise as required. Ultimately, lead times were reduced to days rather than weeks, and costs dramatically decreased due to the purchase of fewer different products.