AeroSpec Takes ""No Compromise"" Approach with EMC VNXe for 100% Virtualized Private Cloud
Performance Doubled, 75% Storage Utilization Boost and 80% Less Time Spent on IT Administration
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced that AeroSpec, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of automated and semi-automated production equipment for manufacturing processes, selected EMC® VNXe™ unified storage and VMware vSphere® virtualization solutions to dramatically improve system performance, efficiency, simplicity and data availability—with no compromise—while reducing operating costs in a 100% virtualized private cloud infrastructure.
- Return on Investment—AeroSpec expects to achieve a full return on investment of its VNXe within one-year.
- Increased Efficiency—VNXe thin provisioning improved storage utilization by 75%.
- Increased Simplicity and Agility—Test environments are created in one–minute with VNXe compared to several weeks, while time spent on storage and server administration has decreased by 80%.
- Improved Performance—The unified storage environment has doubled AeroSpec’s system performance and data access speeds including access to its Exchange environment–in a 100% virtualized environment.
As AeroSpec's formerly direct-attached storage (DAS) infrastructure grew, its IT department was becoming more concerned about data redundancy and downtime risks. Its previous IT configuration included a rack of servers that each had its own unique storage. Data availability, data redundancy, and backup were areas for concern for AeroSpec, which has an IT infrastructure that stores hundreds of thousands of digital engineering drawings online. Additionally, the equipment manufacturer wanted to ensure uninterrupted and fast access to its data.
Working with EMC partner, PC Connection, to improve performance and availability, AeroSpec selected EMC VNXe unified storage for its "no compromise" unified storage solution providing efficiency, capacity, performance and simplicity. AeroSpec has replaced its entire storage infrastructure with EMC VNXe, VMware vSphere and multicore servers while transitioning to a 100% virtualized IT environment.
Erich Becker, AeroSpec's Director, Information Systems
"I migrated our entire environment over and had it running—servers, VNXe, and VMware vSphere—over a two-week period of evenings and weekends. Even though I had never worked with VNXe and VMware, the outstanding integration between the two products—and the assistance provided by the graphical wizards—made everything simple. In the old days if we wanted a new test environment, it took weeks to order and deploy a new server and storage. With VNXe and VMware, I can create a test environment in one-minute. We've saved a ton of time and money on new equipment."
"Our performance on VNXe is twice as fast as our older systems. The VNXe has provided 2x faster access to our Exchange environment for example. I also love the flexibility of VNXe. I can easily move data around, the architecture is designed to be highly available, and with VNXe there's always a backup. We simply don't have any downtime."
"We've made a quantum leap in our efficiency with VNXe. For a small, growing business like ours, that's huge. With VNXe thin provisioning, we've increased storage utilization by 75%, delaying storage purchases as a result. When I need to allocate new storage, all I do is click a button, I don't need to deal with command lines or learning complex algorithms. We've reduced our time spent managing storage and servers by 80%. We're estimating full payback from our VNXe in one-year."
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