Pure and Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada is Brewing Up Business Transformation with Pure Storage

Craft brewer dramatically reduces latency and shrinks data footprint.

Summary

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., based in Chico, California, is one of America’s first craft breweries. The company has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide, and is the winner of numerous awards for its wide variety of beers. Sierra Nevada’s information services team decided that flash-based memory would solve its performance and latency problems. Cost and energy savings were key reasons for selecting Pure Storage over other flash array providers.

Industry

  • Retail
  • Manufacturing

GEO

  • North America

Use Cases

  • VDI

Website

Customer

Along with growth in facilities and servers, Sierra Nevada had seen its data grow 30% annually, increasing the challenges of keeping data available and accessible. In addition, Sierra Nevada began using VDI, SQL Server-based applications, additional VMs and a growing Microsoft Exchange farm, which put pressure on their existing traditional mechanical disk array.

  • Slow performance hinders business growth.
  • Major storage overhaul for every upgrade.

Results

Business Transformation

  • Energy costs now one-tenth the cost of operating standard spinning disks
  • More than $200,000 in hardware costs saved

IT Transformation

  • Latency drops from 300 milliseconds to less than 1 millisecond
  • Data footprint reduced by storing 35TB of data in 7.5TB of capacity
  • No more forklift upgrades with Forever Flash

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