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Supporting robust growth with the HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise solution




Keeping up with phenomenal growth, without adding resources


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-headquartered Escritório Central de Arrecadação e Distribuição (Ecad) is a nonprofit private institution that’s responsible for centralizing collection and distribution of music performing copyrights in Brazil. Over the last five years, Ecad experienced an overwhelming revenue growth rate of 182 percent; revenue doubled from 2012 to 2014 alone. Its database volume—including recordings, radio, TV programs, shows, and much more—grew 70 percent.


Ecad sought a solution to help it keep up with this extraordinary growth yet enable it to avoid adding further overhead and staff resources. It also needed to quickly deliver high-speed applications and new services, as well as enhance quality of service.  


Building on a solid foundation and long-term relationship

Ecad found its answer in an HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise solution, delivered by HP partner Micro-Midia. “We’ve had a long, reliable relationship with HP for over 15 years,” says Marcos Eboli, Quality of service Manager, Ecad, “Our data center is 100 percent HP solutions. It’s an easy choice: HP is our preferred vendor.”


The organization also has had a strong relationship with HP partner Micro-Midia since 1998. “They always support us,” says Eboli, “so we spoke with HP and Micro -Midia together to choose the best solution.”


The HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise solution also consists of the HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure, HP ProLiant BL460c Server Blades (including G6, G7, G8, and G9), HP 3PAR StoreServ and EVA Storage, and HP StoreOnce.


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Reducing time to deliver services with one point of management  

Ecad’s HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise solution has enabled it to deliver faster, more reliable IT services and critical processes to its support base of more than 1,200 clients.


“We believe that HP Helion CloudSystem Enterprise will help us improve and simplify management of our environment,” says Eboli, “to make it faster, simpler, and more reliable. We believe that our delivery capacity will grow, improving quality of service, and helping us achieve our goals.”


The HP Helion solution will help Ecad be more agile and provision more services to the business, enabling it to accelerate increased revenues through new initiatives. In addition, the organization expects to reduce the time management of virtual machines, eliminate team overhead, and implement new and better levels of high availability, enabling it to move services through different servers and environments.


“We currently spend about 1.5 to two days delivering services,” says Eboli. “With HP Helion cloud services, we expect to reduce time to deliver server, storage, and operating systems by 60 percent with one point of management. We can create templates and deliver service faster.”



Enabling safe, reliable growth with a strategic partnership

In the next few years, Ecad plans to continue investing in IT services. “Our processes are so critical that we need to have a reliable partner,” says Eboli. “So for us, HP is not only reliable, but also strategic for our business to help us in this growth process. I expect to continue investing in new IT technology and new services to help us grow.”


“The partnership with HP is important to Ecad, for our safe and reliable growth,” says Eboli. “The winners are the music rights owners.”


Check out the Escritório Central de Arrecadação e Distribuição (Ecad) customer testimonial from HP Discover Las Vegas.

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