Flash Arrays Enable Increased Network Availability


Customer:

One Network provides a secure, flexible and highly reliable cloud business network platform in which all parties in a supply chain can see the status of their orders. The Dallas-based service provider facilitates orders involving one-third of all grocery items in the United States. It handles the bulk of car parts for domestic automakers, all ammunition for the Marine Corps, and many other items in a broad range of industries. On average One Network handles around 1.3 million transactions a day. By installing Pure Storage, One Network has benefited from increased network availability, a sharp reduction in system and database maintenance, greater productivity in its software-development process, and the ability to offer customers more tools for business analytics.

Challenges:

  • Aging SANs were running out of capacity, resulting in lagging performance.
  • Replicating databases was cumbersome and time-consuming.
  • High latencies prevented multiple workloads from running concurrently.

Use Case:

  • Database – Oracle®
  • VSI – VMware® vSphere®

Business Transformation:

  • The cloud company’s number-one priority — network availability — has been strengthened even further. Customers can perform customized business analysis on the new data platform.

IT Transformation:

  • Higher-performing storage shortens the time needed for routine system maintenance, and accelerates the application development process.
  • Multiple workloads can be run concurrently, increasing productivity and enhancing business insights.
  • Customers gain access to new resources for performing value- creating analysis.
“One of the litmus tests for a purchase is what would happen if we took it out. If we were to tell our sta today that we were taking out the Pure Storage array, we might not make it out of the building alive.”
Gene Trousil, Executive Vice President