WorkflowOne’s acquisition of the Relizon Company in late 2005 created one of North America’s largest end-to-end supply chain and logistics powerhouses. The plan was to launch new, innovative IT services and software that could support and manage the entire business document life cycle. However, the merger also imposed the daunting task of restructuring a company with over 5,000 employees and 32,000 customers across the United States.
To accomplish those goals, WorkflowOne needed to add more servers to their data center. They wanted a solution that would lower maintenance costs and increase the speed and performance of their existing hardware. The data center’s UPS (uninterruptible power supply) was at 95% capacity, and, because of the size of their existing VAX hardware space was at a premium. The VAX equipment was business critical and in continuous use. Replacing the entire system would be both expensive and labor intensive. More than 50 employees would have to be retrained to operate the new equipment.