Data center transformations don’t have a uniform process. Some seem as easy as flicking a switch, but when a customer has a large, difficult-to-manage infrastructure, making the change to a new solution can seem like a fairy godmother is needed to provide a data center “dream come true.”
One customer’s data center had a true Cinderella-story transformation when they switched to hyperconverged infrastructure (no fairy godmother needed). This Fortune 50 Financial Services Firm transformed its costly, complex, and aging infrastructure from a pumpkin into a carriage with SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure – #ITgoals.
Here are some of the real results the company is realizing with SimpliVity:
- Consolidated and modernized infrastructure: The head of IT solutions had a goal to re-architect the firm’s global IT implementation because of the excessive total cost of ownership (TCO), risks, and “high run” costs of its six legacy data centers. The firm is downsizing from six data centers down to three data centers with 120 SimpliVity OmniStacks with Cisco UCS systems. The firm was largely concerned about data efficiency and data protection and says that, “With SimpliVity, the data is compressed and optimized so we can replicate VMs and move workloads across global data centers very quickly and reliably. This gives us true data mobility.”
- Superior data protection, built in: Prior to SimpliVity, the customer struggled to meet its recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) with its disjointed collection of legacy data protection appliances. After deploying SimpliVity, the customer has reliable business continuity and disaster recovery for 4,000 VMs across three continents, all managed from a single interface. SimpliVity’s solution ensures that the firm has continuous service in the event of equipment failures, and built-in data protection allows for rapid service restoration across the globe for disaster recovery.
- Increased cost savings: This customer will save an estimated $100 million over five years. That’s one hundred million tacos from the dollar menu, or $100 million back into the business, whichever way you prefer to think about money. This is a result of CAPEX and OPEX savings with a ten-fold consolidation in rack space and the elimination of $500,000 in power costs each year! This isn’t the only customer who has experienced dramatic cost savings with SimpliVity. In fact, Forrester’s Total Economic Impact Study found that SimpliVity customers experience an average of 3.7X total cost of ownership savings with a return on investment (ROI) of 224%. There’s no CFO out there that wouldn’t pat you on the back for an ROI like that!
Do you need a fairy godmother to turn your pumpkin of a data center into a golden carriage? Unlike Cinderella’s carriage, the magic doesn’t wear off with SimpliVity and your data center won’t turn back into a pumpkin at midnight.