Russian Insurance Firm URALSIB Insurance Company Selects INFINIDAT to Lower Storage Costs and Allow Better Productivity
InfiniBox helped reduce costs by 2.5 times and eliminate any problems related to further upgrades of the storage system
INFINIDAT, a leading provider of enterprise data storage solutions, today announced that URALSIB Insurance Company, part of Financial Corporation URALSIB in the Russian Federation, has consolidated a number of its data storage systems to the InfiniBox™ enterprise-proven data storage solution. Purchased through IT partner Softline, the InfiniBox enables the firm to consolidate VMware virtual infrastructure data, business intelligence systems and its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to one system, while reducing the company’s storage costs by 2.5 times and allowing better productivity.
Headquartered in Moscow, URALSIB Insurance Company is involved in liability insurance, property and voluntary medical insurance, as well as banking insurance. Previously, the company used IT equipment from different manufacturers, purchasing each piece separately and when needed. Because of the ever-increasing amount of information processed, URALSIB had to update its data storage system to manage these larger volumes of data. The company contacted its IT partner Softline, who proposed a solution based on INFINIDAT’s Infinibox storage array.
The criteria for choosing the new solution were performance, reliability and total cost of ownership (TCO). The storage system was tested by specialists both remotely at Softline’s data processing centre, as well as on site at URALSIB, thanks to a try-and-buy offer. The results exceeded expectations achieving half the latency they had with their existing arrays and, consequently, URALSIB purchased a data storage system with a usable capacity of 130TB. The InfiniBox F2240 URALSIB purchased has 38TB of cache and 330TB of useable capacity. Today capacity is only limited by the license. INFINIDAT’s “capacity-on-demand” model enables instant storage expansion just by purchasing additional licenses.
The implementation included the installation of the equipment in the customer’s data centre, reliability testing, and integration into the IT infrastructure. The new storage system showed superior performance. For example, standard analytical reports are now generated almost three times faster. As a result of the project, URALSIB Insurance Company has acquired a universal, scalable and resilient storage solution that meets its overall business requirements.
“We have seen great results with the INFINIDAT storage solution. We reduced our storage costs by 2.5 times, and were able to increase performance while removing all issues related to future upgrades,” said Sergei Zherdev, head of the IT department of URALSIB Insurance Company.
“Thanks to this project for URALSIB Insurance, we have been able to affirm the high reliability and performance of our solutions. This has allowed the customer to not only consolidate their diverse business needs in a single storage system, thereby saving on support and management, but also to gain a distinct advantage in performance,” said Alexander Rabkin, INFINIDAT Director of Business Development and Sales in Russia and CIS countries.
“This is our first experience of implementing an InfiniBox system for a Russian customer. We are confident that in the future, the popularity of this solution in the domestic market will continue to grow, and we are already offering our clients the chance to test the equipment in our demo area,” said Oleg Pismarev, Softline Senior Manager for Financial Institutions.
Companies who acquire, store and analyse the most data achieve the greatest competitive advantage. INFINIDAT helps clients achieve competitive business advantage at a disruptive price point by delivering 1M IOPS of performance at sub-millisecond latency, 99.99999% reliability and scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. Automated provisioning, management, and application integration provide a system that is incredibly efficient and easy to deploy and manage. INFINIDAT is changing the paradigm of enterprise storage while reducing capital requirements, operational overhead, and complexity. INFINIDAT: Storing the Future.
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