Case study

HPE Synergy provides flexibility for Carante Groep to deliver specialized patient care

A nationwide network of specialized care providers in the Netherlands, Carante Groep, is leveraging HPE Synergy composable infrastructure to build a software-defined data center for simpler, more agile IT that can respond to the diverse needs of its caregivers and clients with a range of advanced e-health, IoT, and administrative services - faster and more efficiently.

Across the Netherlands, more than 20,000 elderly, mentally disabled, and physically challenged people get the care and support they need to live a comfortable, dignified life thanks to the good work of Carante Groep and its 13 regional affiliates. This collaborative, non-profit organization provides its clients with services that range from weekly check-ins to 24/7 skilled care. For this, caregivers require assured access to medical records and treatment plans, and administrators must document every client interaction to ensure proper reporting necessary to obtain ongoing funding. Additionally, there's the everyday business of running a large, distributed organization - from email and desktop productivity tools to scheduling and payroll.
Traditionally, each affiliate under the Carante Groep umbrella had its own IT services. However, as the organization grew and required ever more advanced applications and services, Carante Groep wanted to centralize IT services to gain more efficiencies. The problem was its existing corporate data center as configured with HPE blades and storage did not offer the degree of flexibility and high availability required to support this new approach. So Carante Groep decided to build two new active-active data centers and adopt an infrastructure that could carry the organization into the future.
After evaluating options from HPE, Cisco, and Huawei, Carante Groep selected HPE Synergy composable infrastructure with HPE Synergy 480 Gen10 compute modules built on Intel Xeon Scalable 8100 series processors, along with integrated HPE Synergy D3940 storage, HPE Synergy 12 Gb SAS Connection Modules, and HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Modules with 20 Gb Interconnect Link Modules.