HOPKINTON, Mass. - May 02, 2012 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced that Park Industries, a stone-fabrication equipment company, selected EMC® VNXe® unified storage with VMware vSphere virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies over IBM. VNXe has provided Park Industries with 100% availability, improved application performance and increased efficiency for its critical, fully virtualized applications, including Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange. VNXe has simplified Park Industries' storage administration, allowing its IT staff to transform itself from a support organization to one that focuses on enabling the company's business growth.
Park Industries' previous IT environment consisted of an increasing number of under-utilized servers, straining the company's lean IT staff and resources. Because of this strain, Park Industries was unable to provide the latest application updates and operating systems to its end users and deploying new IT solutions to support business growth. Park Industries was spending a tremendous amount of time, including nights and weekends, to ensure system availability, which was as low as 80% at times.
With the help of EMC Velocity Solution Provider, St. Croix Solutions, Park Industries selected EMC VNXe unified storage, over IBM, for its simplicity, efficiency and affordability—and industry leading integration with VMware. By consolidating its storage onto VNXe, Park was able to improve application performance, ensure high availability and simplify administration while increasing hardware utilization and reducing costs. The VNXe supports Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, Oracle's JD Edwards enterprise resource planning (ERP), Maximizer customer relationship management and other applications.
Daniel Mettling, information technology manager, Park Industries, Inc.
"We evaluated both EMC and IBM when we were looking to update our IT infrastructure. IBM offered us just a bunch of storage without the integration with VMware that we get with EMC and VNXe. The reliability, performance, efficiency and simplicity of VNXe made it the ideal choice for us. Our customer service experience with EMC has been excellent."
"The availability of our SQL Server environment is absolutely critical to our business. Downtime means we can't place sales orders, issue work orders for the shop floor or log service calls. Since implementing VNXe, we’ve had 100% availability of SQL Server and all other applications in our virtualized environment."
"By consolidating everything onto VNXe, the performance of our infrastructure is twice-as-fast. Before, pulling a 50-megabyte media file off the old server took up to ten seconds. Now, VNXe delivers a media file in just five seconds. Having our production SQL Server database on VNXe also accelerates processing of our order management, finance and other critical applications. Email messages are delivered more quickly. Everything is faster."
"Since virtualizing with VMware and VNXe, we've improved utilization significantly allowing us to leverage more value from our infrastructure. Before, processor utilization on most of our servers averaged about one percent. Now, we average ten percent utilization on fewer servers, which leaves us plenty of room to grow."
"By displacing physical servers with VMs on VNXe, we've significantly reduced our power, cooling and storage administration requirements, lowering our total cost of ownership by $30,000 per year."
"The reliability and simplicity of VNXe is helping us completely transform the role of IT at Park from purely support to a partner to the business. Instead of fighting fires and maintaining equipment, we're able to focus on how IT can enable the business to grow and meet its strategic objectives. It has definitely made us a better company."
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 VNX 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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