Verhoek Europe Renews Data Center and Workspace with Liquit

renewed datacenter, modern workspace, transportation, future it strategy, uniformity, improved logon times, hybrid solution

Founded in 1953, Verhoek Europe is a family-owned logistics and transport company that began by transporting reeds and rushes but evolved to support the carpet, awning, and industrial door industries through warehousing and transport. The international provider has thirteen branches across Europe.

In order to realize Verhoek’s future strategy, their IT platform needed to be addressed so that it could support the organization’s ambitions.

The Challenge

The first project was to address the outdated data center infrastructure, which had to be replaced by a new, future-proof environment. The second project focused on workspace independence, where personal work environments had to be available anywhere, anytime, and from any device. Within the company, everyone was still working on an individually installed PC; there was hardly any standardization. In addition, the existing platform had performance issues because it was used for application virtualization, but it was not suitable for providing a complete work environment for all users.

They started looking for a solution based on the three starting points of centralized management, virtual workstations, and uniformity.

The Solution

Verhoek Europe opted for a hybrid solution comprising a small VMware environment for power users and remote desktop services from Microsoft. Liquit Workspace (in combination with Liquit Release & Patch Management) functions as the landscape’s strategic platform, while FSLogix has been chosen for profile management. The flexibility of Liquit Workspace helped Verhoek to get a lot of people working from home very quickly.

Simple and accessible

On the management side

Staged development process

Ensuring end users only encounter applications that work correctly

Self servicing options

Reducing workload for helpdesk

The Result

8 seconds

Logon time - down from 30 seconds to a minute

15 minutes

To install the Liquit software on the server to start testing

Liquit helps us to realize our strategic principles

Rudy Selles

IT Manager