Highly Reliable and Available Evergreen Storage


Customer:

BCS Group is a turn key automation company operating in the aviation sector with complimentary business in the adjacent verticals of logistics and industrial. BCS Group relies on the Pure Storage FlashArray to improve business performance, delivering time savings. The automation company experienced disruptions in business operations when traditional spinning disk failed to keep up with the demands of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). With Pure Storage, key application development projects are completed much more efficiently and the company has a highly reliable and available evergreen storage system.

Challenges:

  • Unreliable disk-based system with high latency caused failures to occur fortnightly.
  • Legacy system was unable to keep up with application requirements and unable to meet the needs of company growth.
  • The company required higher performance for evolving data environments.

Use Case:

Business Transformation:

  • Productivity throughout the company is enhanced through higher reliability of business-critical applications. Key business reports are generated in half the time. Routine system maintenance times cut by up to 90%. Storage administration eliminated as an ongoing IT task.

IT Transformation:

  • Achieved a data reduction rate of 3.2:1.
  • Reduced physical footprint from a full rack to a single FlashArray//m20.
  • Reduced power usage in data centre by 3 kilowatts.
  • Reduced latency from anywhere between 15 – 200 milliseconds to less than 2 milliseconds.
  • Signicantly increased reliability; zero system failures.
“Traditionally we’ve had to take product upgrades as they come but Pure Storage is willing to tailor the solution to our bespoke needs.”
Brett Hobbs, Group IT Manager, BCS Group
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