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Case Study: Central One Federal Credit Union

Introduction

This case study of Central One Federal Credit Union is based on a May 2014 survey of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The deployment of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure has really allowed us to save cost and gain performance while we ventured into VirtualLand. Our business has to be up and running 24/7 and knowing that there is redundancy (just in case) at our fingertips, without a massive undertaking, is a great feeling.”

Challenges

  • Purchased SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • A capacity purchase/upgrade of existing infrastructure that led to an overall platform review
  • Prior to deploying SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure, they found the management of multiple solutions and vendors to be a significant burden.

Use Case

  • Uses SimpliVity OmniCube in the following ways:
    • Data center consolidation / private cloud
    • Infrastructure modernization / technology refresh
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Production applications
    • Test/dev and QA
  • Runs the following types of applications on SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
    • RDS

Results

  • Improved performance by 25% to 50% with SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of greater than 300:1 with SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Deployed new workloads, including allocating compute and storage resources, and configuring data protection policies, in the following amount of time:
    • Before SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 1 week -1 month
    • After SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 3 to 6 months after the deployment of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplication, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: highly valuable
    • Global federated management: highly valuable




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