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Case Study: Dairylea Cooperative

Introduction

This case study of Dairylea Cooperative is based on a May 2014 survey of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We have been able to fix all of our outstanding backup issues. In addition, the SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure has solved our disaster recovery and off-site replication issues, which we originally had listed as a separate project. Lastly, this solution replaced our three Fiber Channel SANs, offering a much needed SAN refresh that we didn’t originally plan for. All of this was possible for the same price that a backup solution would cost. We are actually seeing faster performance on the OmniCubes than on the Fiber Channel SANs.”

Challenges

  • Purchased SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure as a result of:
    • Backup replacement and disaster recovery capabilities
  • 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
    • Data migration
  • Runs the following types of applications on SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • VDI
    • Industry-specific application (e.g., 911 system, healthcare application, legal case management, CAD/CAM, etc.)
    • E-Commerce
    • Sybase SQL, Document Imaging Storage, File Servers

Results

  • Improved performance by greater than 75% with SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Realized a capacity savings of 100:1 to 200:1 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 day – 1 week
    • After SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: up to 1 day
  • Realized value in 1 week after the deployment of SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure.
  • Ranks the value of the following SimpSimpliVity Hyperconverged InfrastructureliVity features:
    • Integrated data protection: extremely valuable
    • Inline deduplicaion, compression: extremely valuable
    • VM-centric management via vCenter: extremely valuable
    • Hyperconverged appliance: extremely valuable
    • Global federated management: extremely valuable




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