Pure Storage and Square Enix

Square Enix Experiences Dramatically Increased Storage Performance and Higher Availability

Japanese digital entertainment company invests in data storage technology that enables improved stability and efficiency to accelerate content developments and service deployments.

Summary

Square Enix, a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of branded entertainment content, demands high levels of performance and availability from its storage systems to support the ever-increasing complexity of the development environment. As the first Japanese company to install the Pure FlashBlade product, Square Enix has experienced dramatically increased storage performance, simplified storage management, and higher data availability.

Industry

  • Information and Communication

GEO

  • Japan

Use Cases

  • Virtual Server Infrastructure

Website

Challenges

As a recognized pioneer and leader in the digital entertainment industry, Square Enix must innovate with new developments in gaming consoles, the Internet, and smart devices, and invests in technology that enables improved stability and efficiency to accelerate content developments and service deployments.

  • Legacy storage had reached its limits of capacity and performance.
  • Users required greater performance and flexibility from storage.

Results

Business Transformation

The company refreshed its network storage to provide a more flexible storage system environment with higher capacity, higher performance, and higher availability.

IT Transformation

  • FlashBlade solution provides unmatched capacity and performance with highly attractive return on investment.
  • Non-disruptive software upgrades reduce maintenance demands and minimize impact on business operations.

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