Case study

Drive high performance with HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10

Liturgy Training Publications (LTP), a non-profit agency established in 1964, produces both written and video materials in English and Spanish for those who study the Liturgy. LTP started offering in-person and virtual training. To support all of these programs, LTP needs a technology infrastructure that is affordable, secure, and reliable. Efficiency is key, since every dollar counts for a non-profit.
In fact, LTP recently found that using legacy hardware to run ERP systems and applications is anything but efficient. In addition to performance slowdowns, aging servers are costly to manage and maintain - and they have limited flexibility for future expansion. According to Jerard Reibel, LTP's information systems and information technology manager, the non-profit needed the performance and drive capacity of a newer generation server. With a staff of 45 employees - and just one dedicated IT professional - the servers had to make a big impact, fast.

Leaving legacy servers behind

For nearly 55 years, LTP has focused on the mission of fostering love and care for the Liturgy. Prior to Reibel joining the organization, LTP relied on an outside vendor to handle its server infrastructure - keeping its internal team streamlined to increase efficiency. But as the dedicated, in-house IT professional, Reibel quickly realized that the publisher needed to move away from legacy equipment if it wanted to optimize its resources. The organization relies upon 12 servers overall, using a mix of physical and virtual resources to run 35 server instances. In addition to its ERP system, the organization depends upon the servers for file sharing, Exchange email, Skype for Business, and SharePoint. Plus, users work with a database system for book inventory management and sales. They're also using smart arrays with a combination of SSDs and traditional mechanical hard drives. Reibel wanted a high-performance solution that would enable fast access to all these critical services and the assurance that the server wouldn't crash at critical moments.