Afrihost Finds the Key to Client Happiness with Pure Storage Flash Arrays


Challenges

  • Exponential customer growth on slowing HDD storage arrays
  • High $/TB cost for RAID10 configuration due to huge VM load on HDD arrays
  • Customers have no long term contracts - outstanding service is critical to company

Results

  • Two datacenters running VMware vSphere on blade servers
  • 47TB Pure Storage FlashArray 450
  • 3.6:1 Data Reduction
  • Provisioning time cut from 30 minutes to one minute
  • No support calls, five nines reliability
“We can monitor performance and capacity easily - we can get information from Pure Storage arrays in seconds. Traditional storage would take us minutes or hours.”
BRENDAN ARMSTRONG, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AT AFRIHOST