Before moving its IT infrastructure to Dataplace, Altrecht housed its computing environment on its own site. Says Bloemink, "That calls for considerable specialist knowledge, especially in relation to cooling and (back-up) power supply. In the past there were several incidents, unfortunately, which ideally we would have prevented. That shows just how complex it is to run a datacenter. For us it was a logical, and to be truthful a necessary step to migrate to a stable datacenter." His colleague adds, "There is a growing trend towards bringing care to the patient rather bringing the patient to where care is provided. That places the onus on the organisation to be more flexible and to minimise the property we own. At the end of 2016 we became increasingly convinced of the need for a care-free solution for housing our IT infrastructure."
Professionalism, sound advice and friendly contact
In their search for a datacenter, the ICT team spoke with several parties. Says Van Grinsven, "We have been a very satisfied fiber-optic customer of Eurofiber for about fifteen years. So it was a logical step for us to pay a visit to Dataplace. We were shown around the datacenter and were impressed by Dataplace's professionalism. We also approached two other datacenters, incidentally, but they were unable to match Dataplace's proposal and related costings. Not to mention the feeling of security Dataplace gave us." Says Bloemink, "They also gave us sound information and advice on various matters, such as power consumption and the possibilities in terms of cloud services. And, just as importantly, the personal contact with employees is always good. That is a boon in a sterile environment such as a datacenter."