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Industries: SaaS

Founded: 1996

Headquarters: Leusden, the Netherlands

Size: 400

Products in this case study: 

Private Cloud

VMware vSphere Private Cloud

The Customer

AFAS Software is a Dutch vendor of ERP software. This privately held company currently employs over 400 people. AFAS mainly targets small and medium-sized businesses with Profit, its ERP application. It also supplies software for applications such as HRM/payroll and accounting. Many organizations, which include Ernst & Young, Kwik-Fit, LeasePlan, Oad Reizen, Sandd, and Wibra, already benefit from its software.

The Request

AFAS develops its software exclusively for the Microsoft platform and does not offer any customization. It thought about becoming a hosting provider for its customers but eventually decided on outsourcing that part of the service. AFAS Software was searching for a hosting provider that could deliver high-quality hosting for its web-based ERP services at an excellent, white-label price.

"We wanted a party with a good continuous hosting infrastructure and high uptime. Dell recommended Leaseweb, and they were the only provider on the market that offered what we were looking for."

Bas van der Veldt, CEO

The Solution

Leaseweb gave AFAS a virtualized dedicated hosting solution based on VMware. AFAS Software can integrate the solution under its own name, with its own customer support for its online application products—all white label. AFAS also agreed to a Platinum SLA with Leaseweb, who supply and install the required networking equipment, such as firewalls, load balancers and multi-tiered storage. AFAS managed to fill 38 virtual servers with 600 customers in the first three months.

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