Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 64 - Page 66

CLIENTÈLE LIFE ’ S EXISTING DATA STORAGE SOLUTION WAS REACHING END OF SUPPORT . IN ADDITION , ITS FORAY INTO HYPERCONVERGED STORAGE HAD NOT PRODUCED THE PERFORMANCE BENEFITS THAT IT HAD ANTICIPATED . a strategic initiative . Infinidat offered us an enterprise storage system which contributed to this competitive advantage , as well as ensuring that we have the ability to cater to future growth ,” said Keith Fagan , Infrastructure Services Manager , Clientèle Life .
INDUSTRY WATCH
“ When selecting a technology partner to assist with our storage requirements , cost was obviously a key consideration . Performance and support were also two important criteria , as they impact our ability to deliver a better customer experience through consistent uptime and speedy access to information . In today ’ s highly competitive business environment , this often becomes a differentiator when attracting new clients and retaining existing ones , thus making it

CLIENTÈLE LIFE ’ S EXISTING DATA STORAGE SOLUTION WAS REACHING END OF SUPPORT . IN ADDITION , ITS FORAY INTO HYPERCONVERGED STORAGE HAD NOT PRODUCED THE PERFORMANCE BENEFITS THAT IT HAD ANTICIPATED . a strategic initiative . Infinidat offered us an enterprise storage system which contributed to this competitive advantage , as well as ensuring that we have the ability to cater to future growth ,” said Keith Fagan , Infrastructure Services Manager , Clientèle Life .

The result
The InfiniBox storage array deliver both highperformance and 100 % availability . This is critical , as Clientèle Life stores a vast amount of data that needs to be available at all times .
“ Since we installed the system , we have experienced zero downtime , thanks to the triple redundancy offered by Infinidat . This also allows us to replace or upgrade storage components without impacting production systems , which would have required downtime on our previous storage arrays . Infinidat gives us greater flexibility and has allowed us to future-proof our storage system , since our capacity can grow alongside our ever-growing business and data requirements ,” said Moller .
In addition to these benefits , Clientèle Life has seen a 40 % improvement on database consistency checks since migrating the SQL environment onto the Infinidat storage array . The previous system performed asynchronous replication , whereas Infinidat offers synchronous capabilities that result in significant performance enhancements . This ensures data is backed up and recoverable at all times , bolstering data security .
Future plans
“ The technology has met and exceeded our expectations ; it simply does what it is supposed to do without intervention . It has given us an even higher degree of confidence with regards to our technology and storage infrastructure . We are assured that our data is secure and can be recovered at all times . Additionally , we have an excellent relationship with Infinidat who provides proactive management and support . Our Infinidat storage arrays is delivering a Return on Investment through savings , enabling us to do more with fewer resources ,” Moller added .
Based on Clientèle Life ’ s need to futureproof its storage , the requirements for an increase in capacity is not a case of ‘ if ’ but ‘ when ’. In Infinidat , Clientèle Life has selected an organisation that offers a strategic solution which can be easily and quickly scaled depending on its requirements . p
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