Pure Storage and Grupo Alacant

Grupo Alacant Serves Up 100% Availability with Pure Storage ActiveCluster

Growing artisan ice cream maker in Spain expands its Pure Storage footprint to meet increased storage capacity and performance needs.

Summary

To support its growth into new markets and channels, Spanish ice cream maker Grupo Alacant expanded its IT infrastructure with a reliable and cost-effective Pure Storage ActiveCluster. As a result, Grupo Alacant achieved a four-fold increase in storage capacity and 100% uptime in its two data centres.

Industry

  • Food

GEO

  • EMEA

Use Cases

  • Two replicated data centres
  • 70 virtual servers using VMware®
  • Stretched cluster with ActiveClusterTM

Website

Customer

In 1972, several ice cream artisans united to form Grupo Alacant, which creates and sells authentic artisan ice cream and has become a leader in the Spanish market. Today, Grupo Alacant continues to expand into new markets and channels, finding innovative ways to remain competitive and create added value for customers and staff.

Challenges

Grupo Alacant’s continued growth exhausted the existing storage capacity of its 2.75 TB Pure Storage FlashArray. The company needed to support its two fibre-connected data centres, ensure that all virtual machines could be replicated in both locations, and recover them immediately in the event of service failures. Grupo Alacant required a cost-effective, easy-to-implement solution to:

  • Expand storage capacity
  • Ensure zero RTO in case of disaster
  • Ensure high service availability
  • Minimize changes in the environment
  • Reuse the previous storage array

Results

Business Transformation

Pure Storage ActiveCluster gives Grupo Alacant four times greater storage capacity with 100% uptime in its two data centres, which ensures continuous availability of services for users and customers and supports the company’s growth.

IT Transformation

  • Reduction of approximately 50% in physical rack space
  • 4x increase in effective storage capacity
  • 2x increase in deduplication and compression ratios
  • 6x increase in traffic, from around 50 MB/s to>300 MB/s

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