Hillarys Case Study

Hillarys transforms its infrastructure with Proact’s EMC storage solution

Window-coverings are Hillarys’ thing. Providing beautiful bespoke blinds, curtains and shutters to homes across the UK, they lead the way in the world of window-coverings, and sell more than 30,000 of their unique products every week.

‘Finding the right storage integration partner is critical to ensuring that real benefits come to fruition, and Proact have proven to be an inspired choice that has brought innovation, pragmatism and reliable professionalism to the project.’

Julian Bond, Head of ICT, Hillarys.

The challenge: With higher customer expectations and shorter lead times - including a next-day delivery option – Hillarys found they were producing far more data than ever before; and unfortunately, their existing infrastructure was struggling to cope. Wanting to move on to the next stage of virtualising their datacentre and continue their on-going success, Hillarys realised they needed a flexible, easy-to-use solution that could grow with their business, even in today’s challenging retail climate. After a rigorous evaluation and selection process, Hillarys chose to partner with Proact.

The solution: Proact provided Hillarys with a best-of-breed EMC storage platform, which met all the company’s needs – and then some. The flexible, scalable solution has allowed Hillarys to consolidate and simplify their storage environment, making them super-agile and able to continue their success in a tough marketplace. The company also saw a speedy return on investment, and made big savings on operating costs – a big plus for any company in today’s climate.

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