Farmatodo Deploys FlashStack to Accelerate their Competitive Differentiation

The company has improved the efficiency of its data storage infrastructure.


Summary

Farmatodo is the largest retail pharmacy in Venezuela, with over 175 stores, and is a formidable presence in Colombia, with almost 60 retail pharmacies.  A driving aspiration for Farmatodo has always been to empower communities across the region with its self-service neighborhood drugstore model. FlashStack™ – the joint Cisco® and Pure Storage® converged infrastructure solution – provides unrestricted support for dynamic business growth, while reducing costs and improving the efficiency of IT staff.

Industry

  • Retail

GEO

  • LATAM

Use Cases

  • Database – Oracle®, Microsoft® SQL Server
  • Virtual Server Infrastructure – VMware® vSphere®
  • Hypervisor – OpenStack/ KVM with Microsoft Azure and Google® Cloud

Use Cases

Challenges

  • Limitations of legacy storage system restricted overnight processing.
  • Company-critical business continuity and disaster recovery tasks could not be implemented.
  • Administrative burden negatively impacted IT team efficiencies and diverted efforts from added-value, business-related activities.

Results

Business Transformation

FlashStack™ – the joint Cisco® and Pure Storage® converged infrastructure solution – provides unrestricted support for dynamic business growth, while reducing costs and improving the efficiency of IT staff.

IT Transformation

  • The solution reduced latency from 10ms down to 0.5ms — a drop of 95%.
  • Out-of-the-box the solution is compatible with the existing IT infrastructure.
  • The company now has instant access to responsive, high quality support resources.
  • Farmatodo can now reliably perform inter- country replication.

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