Smulders Designates Keepit as Backup of Choice for Cloud Migration

With the fast transition to Microsoft Teams during the Covid-19 pandemic, Smulders was on the lookout for a cloud-based data backup and restore solution to protect their Microsoft 365 data (previously Office 365). When Keepit was recommended to Smulders by Keepit partner CTG, Smulders evaluated Keepit to explore if it could deliver their cloud storage needs. Keepit’s 100% cloud-based solution, coupled with its ease of use and cost savings, proved to be the solution they were looking for.

Keepit’s key role in necessary cloud migration

With their employees across the globe working through Microsoft Teams as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Smulders needed a cloud-based solution that could not only back up Teams – but all of their Microsoft 365 data. This cloud-based backup would secure their data and allow remote team members to complete their own restores on their own timeline.

Keepit makes our data restore process smooth and seamless. Completing a data restore in the cloud is much faster than doing so on-prem.

Ton Van der Hagen

ICT Hardware & Infrastructure Manager at Smulders

Ease of use and configuration delivers time and resource savings

Ton Van der Hagen, ICT Hardware & Infrastructure Manager at Smulders, shared that their onboarding with the Keepit solution took a mere 2 hours. And now that the solution is set up, Ton and his team have peace of mind that Keepit is working efficiently in the background while they go about their daily tasks. If a team member needs to do a restore or archive a mailbox due to an employee departure, they can simply login and complete these tasks in just a few clicks.

Keepit just works in the background while we go about our daily tasks, saving time and resources. The ease of use of this product is a huge strength.

Ton van der Hagen

ICT Hardware & Infrastructure Manager at Smulders

Clear economic benefits compared to competitors

Having previously stored their Microsoft 365 data with a competitor on-prem, Smulders encountered challenges when it came to the price of increasing storage. The price of this previous on-prem solution would increase when storage needs increased. With Keepit’s cloud-based solution, all data storage is unlimited and therefore included – providing an immense benefit to Smulders.

In transitioning our data backup from on-prem to the cloud, Keepit proved to deliver a key benefit in providing unlimited storage. With the competitor we worked with before, we would have had to pay extra for this element – so this provided major cost savings for us.

Ton Van der Hagen

ICT Hardware & Infrastructure Manager at Smulders

About Smulders:

Smulders is an international steel construction company with more than 1,400 employees working across offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. Active in the Civil & Industry and Offshore Wind markets, the company has a proven track record in the engineering, construction, supply and assembly of heavy, technical complex and architectonic steel constructions.