Columbia Sportswear counts on Dell EMC VMAX All Flash storage to accelerate innovation and cut costs as it navigates a rapidly changing digital-business landscape. Three transformational benefits include:
With the rate of change in the sportswear industry accelerating, Columbia is looking for opportunities to devote more resources to innovation. Consolidating its ERP, planning, and product applications from two arrays to a single VMAX All Flash gives engineers less hardware to manage — and more time for new initiatives.
Columbia saved more than engineer time with VMAX All Flash. The efficiency, performance and scalability of the Dell EMC storage array allowed Columbia to cut its footprint from 14 4-tiles down to 2 4-tiles for significant space, cooling and electricity savings.
Columbia and Dell EMC have worked together for years. Dell EMC understands Columbia’s business and technical requirements and can recommend solutions like VMAX All Flash to help Columbia explore and pursue new business opportunities.
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Checklist based on Columbia Sportswear case study, April 24, 2017.
1 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.
2 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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