Carglass Chooses EMC VNX Unified Storage for Oracle—Achieves 5X Performance, Reduces Power Consumption 50%; Simplifies Management
Carglass Selects EMC “No Compromise” Storage Over NetApp
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that Carglass Germany, a leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company and a member of The Belron Group, selected EMC® VNX™ unified storage over NetApp for its high-performance and simple management, in order to improve performance levels of its mission-critical IT applications, including Oracle eBusiness Suite, under high workload conditions. EMC is enabling Carglass to cut its data center power consumption by 50% and improve its delivery of IT services to its more than 1,800 employees and numerous customer service centers throughout Germany.
According to a new global end user survey by IDC, more customers choose EMC storage than any other vendor's for their Oracle environments and other mission critical applications. The IDC survey joins the recent Wikibon user survey in which EMC was ranked the number one choice by customers for information infrastructure in VMware virtual and cloud environments.
- Increased Performance and Efficiency—Carglass has achieved 5X faster performance with EMC VNX and FAST Cache under high workload conditions, such as quarterly financial reporting.
- Reduced Footprint—With VNX, Carglass has reduced power consumption in its data center by 50%.
- Simplified Management—With the unsurpassed simplicity of the VNX, Carglass' IT managers can now set up a hardware test environment in just 2 hours, 36X faster than before, and spend less time on maintenance and configuration.
Carglass replaced legacy storage systems with EMC VNX unified storage to more simply scale, simplifying the management of its environment, as well as to achieve the increased performance and service levels required by its more than 1,800 employees in its Cologne headquarters, customer contact center and numerous service centers throughout Germany, all of which use Carglass' Oracle eBusiness Suite.
Frank Müller, IT Manager, Carglass
"We selected EMC VNX over NetApp because of its high-performance and simple management. The VNX has enabled us to take a tremendous stride forward in our efficiency—proving to be 5X faster than our previous solution and reducing our data center's energy consumption by 50%. This is a phenomenal improvement that we are extremely happy about. Management simplicity is another major benefit that we've see from deploying VNX unified storage. Thanks to the simplicity of VNX we now spend far less time on storage administration, maintenance and configuration."
Bernd Kuxdorf, IT Administrator UNIX, Carglass
"Our EMC VNX has worked very smoothly, without issues. It has proven to be powerful enough to withstand the highest possible loads with its simple and efficient design, which delivers consistent and predictable service levels, even as our workloads fluctuate constantly.
The award-winning VNX Family offers customers simple, efficient, affordable and powerful unified storage optimized for virtualized application environments. With the EMC FAST Suite, VNX customers can cost-effectively leverage the benefits of Flash performance --with "no compromise". VNXe offers an affordable unified storage platform for smaller businesses with solution-focused software that's easy to manage, provision, and protect. The Family dramatically simplifies the deployment and management of virtualized applications, including those from Microsoft, Oracle, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions from VMWare and Citrix.
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1IDC, "Storage Users Demand Study 2011 - Spring Edition: Unlocking the Minds of Storage Users" (September 2011 / Doc # 230148)