Pure Storage and Chronopost

Chronopost Accelerates Development of Value-Added Services with Pure Storage Data Hub

Summary

Chronopost International, a member of the La Poste group, provides express shipping and delivery service both domestically and internationally. Domestic services comprise mostly next-day services, with some variation depending on the exact delivery locations, for packages and documents weighing up to 30 kilograms. With FlashBlade, Chronopost has been able to accelerate the development of innovative customer services based on real-time tracking of parcel deliveries.

Industry

  • Transportation

GEO

  • EMEA / France

Use Cases

  • Hadoop
  • DBMS backups
  • Elastic Search
  • File storage

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Challenges

  • Chronopost wanted to implement a reliable and efficient storage architecture to support the company’s innovation strategy and the use of all the data collected in real time.
  • The company needed to ensure horizontal scalability of the platform. 
  • Chronopost needed to meet the needs of R&D teams in terms of performance and volumetric flexibility to handle specific workloads. 

Results

Business Transformation

Pure Storage plays an important  role in digital transformation, with  the goal of becoming a paperless entity. The strengthening of the IT infrastructure enabled by Pure supports the municipality, which is now a leader of a regional project to integrate skills and services for the citizens and help the municipalities that have been hit by earthquakes in Central Italy.

IT Transformation

  • A high-performance, data-centric infrastructure was created to address several use cases.
  • The solution provided the power and speed required to exploit data in real time and develop innovative customer services through R&D.
  • The company was able to strengthen its eco-responsible approach with a 70% reduction in electricity consumption and a reduced space requirement of 4U.

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