RC Willey IT Manager Rich Sheridan explains that his home furnishing business depends on IT architecture responsiveness, availability and efficiency to stay competitive. “[There is] nothing else that can compete with VMAX All Flash. There isn’t another array on the market that can provide six 9s availability and we have to have that.”
The retailer also compared VMAX All Flash response time to the company’s previous array and discovered that VMAX All Flash improved response time significantly. “My VMware admin can spin up a Windows 2012 server in like 90 seconds.” Sheridan says it takes him three minutes to complete a monthly process that used to take 30 minutes to complete.
Sheridan praised VMAX All Flash as a long-term technology transformation investment. “We’re looking for this environment to last us 7-10 years.”
RC Willey compared VMAX All Flash to the company’s previous array and discovered the following advantages:
The IT Manager at RC Willey made up his mind. Nothing else meets his storage and modernization needs — and he won’t settle for anything less.
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1, 3 Based on internal tests performed by Dell EMC, July 2017.
2, 4 Based on case study testimony from home furnishings retailer RC Willey (2018).
5, Based on Principled Technologies report, “Manage transactional and data mart loads with superior database performance and high availability,” August 2017, comparing similarly configured Dell EMC VMAX 250F All Flash with Dell EMC PowerEdge R930 servers, to HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8450 with Proliant DL580 servers, using a SLOB utility workload and data mart load. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage, and manufacturing variability.
6 Based on Principled Technologies report, “Manage transactional and data mart loads with superior database performance and high availability,” August 2017, comparing (2) Dell EMC VMAX 250F All Flash arrays with SRDF/Metro remote replication, to (1) HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8400 array with Remote Copy and Peer Persistence enabled, running an OLTP workload on each system. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage, and manufacturing variability.
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