Farm Bureau Insurance Beneficiary of Comprehensive Storage Policy from Pure Storage


 

Challenges 

  • Poor performance of a hybrid storage array caused long delays for agents and employees in accessing key applications and files.
  • Expansion of the EUC/VDI environment was delayed because the storage system couldn’t handle the demands.
  • Poor performance and resource contention were challenging for Microsoft SQL database workloads.

Results

  • The time to recompose 1,500 virtual machines has shrunk from 12 hours to less than 1 hour.
  • Overnight batch processing is now completed several hours sooner than previously, preventing any interruption in application availability during business hours.
  • The IT staff spends less than half the time it previously devoted to managing storage.

 

 

“With the benefits of the initial Pure Storage FlashArray, we saw a lot of opportunity for other areas of the infrastructure to run on Pure.”
Joe Palmer, Infrastructure Manager, Farm Bureau Insurance