CCI Builds a Best-Of-Breed System for the Future with FlashStack


Business Transformation

  • Catholic Church Insurance has significantly reduced maintenance costs with Pure Storage FlashStack as physical management of storage is better, with zero management overhead. The FlashStack solution serves all of Catholic Church Insurance’s storage requirements, as the integration between server, fabric and storage has significantly improved. This delivers high performance, simplicity and enables the business to scale seamlessly.

IT Transformation

  • Processes data 10 times faster.
  • Less time spent maintaining backup infrastructure – from 16 hours to two hours.
  • Virtual environment loading time has reduced from 20 seconds to five seconds.
  • Systems running significantly faster to provide a positive user experience with client portals, insurance systems and quicker database transactions.
  • Reduced cabling from 60 to 12 cables.
  • Reduced storage physical footprint from multiple racks to two FlashArray//M20s.
  • Able to provision more virtual machines on a smaller footprint. Achieved a data reduction rate of 3.7:1 and 3.0:1 with each FlashArray.
“I have nothing but praise for Cisco and Pure Storage FlashStack. It’s a complete success and I’ve recommended it to my colleagues in the industry.”
Tony Lawrence, Information Security Officer, Catholic Church Insurance