THOR-LO Infrastructure Footprint Streamlined With HP
THOR-LO Inc recently integrated HP networking solutions into its HP Converged Infrastructure deployment as the company wanted to streamline its communications, reduce costs and improve overall network productivity.
Specializing in manufacturing activity-specific socks, such as those used in hiking, hunting, fishing and skiing, the company was searching for ways to increase its network efficiency to increase performance and lower costs. THOR-LO went through a number of vendors before deciding to go with HP Networking solutions.
In a release, Bart Russell, IT manager, THOR-LO said, "We needed a vendor that could deliver a converged network on a scale able to keep pace with our rapidly growing global business. HP provided exactly what we were looking for in a new network from initial hands-on services and support through implementation and after-sale support. We knew HP would deliver an outstanding solution, given our previous work with them, and once again HP went above and beyond to meet our business needs."
THOR-LO managed to do a complete overhaul in just six weeks and replace its existing infrastructure leased from Cisco (News - Alert) with the HP Converged Infrastructure solution that offers VoIP services and business applications at a reduced cost of ownership.
By implementing HP’s networking solutions, the company will now be able to streamline business-wide communications by replacing three disparate phone systems with a single VoIP system; reduce costs by 70 percent with its new VoIP phone system, which covered the cost of the HP networking solutions; improved employee productivity by automating time-intensive and error-prone manual tasks with HP's streamlined management solutions and simplify data center management by seamlessly connecting HP networking solutions with existing HP server and storage solutions.
Highly trained and experienced HP Technology personnel ensured that there was a quick and seamless deployment process, enabling THOR-LO to complete the transition and have a fully operational network quickly.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli