Pure Storage and Waitrose

Pure Storage Puts a Fresh New Face on Sally Beauty's Operational Efficiency

Performance problems disappear, storage management simplified for global retail company.

Summary

Sally Beauty relies on an efficient IT infrastructure to manage its multi-national warehousing and distribution network. By installing Pure Storage FlashArray™ arrays, the company has seen significant improvements in system performance, sharp reductions in capital and operating costs, and dramatically simplified transparent storage management.

Industry

  • Retail

GEO

  • North America

Use Cases

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Challenges

High-performance storage is essential for supporting the sales-reporting, warehouse management, employee-hours and distribution applications backed by SQL Server

  • IT staff had no visibility into the operations of the legacy storage system.
  • SQL Server tools reported high volume of storage errors and unacceptably high latencies.

Results

Business Transformation

The company has saved significantly on storage-related capital and operating costs, and has improved operational efficiency for the IT staff.

IT Transformation

  • Back-end SQL-based systems run reliably and at peak performance, unhindered by poor storage performance.
  • Systems managers have unprecedented visibility into storage system operations.
  • Reduced storage footprint results in major savings in operating expenses.

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