Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
Date : 01/01/2012
We had reached capacity on our SANs and needed to do a forklift upgrade.
James Stock, assistant vice president of Network Services, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, United States
ChallengeGrow Financial Federal Credit Union was spending too much on maintenance for a legacy storage array that was difficult to manage and expensive to upgrade.
SolutionThe credit union deployed Dell Compellent™ Storage Center storage area networks (SANs) with Dell Fluid Data™ technology. The longtime Dell customer also recently upgraded its Dell PowerEdge™ servers and deployed virtual Dell KACE™ appliances to manage a stable of Dell Vostro™, Dell Dimension™, Dell OptiPlex™, Dell Inspiron™ and Dell Latitude™ client computers dispersed across 19 locations.
Benefits• 9 months to achieve payback on Dell Compellent SANs
• 2-fold improvement in storage utilization through thin provisioning
• 50 percent reduction in maintenance costs vs. legacy SAN
• Avoided hiring additional full-time employees by using Dell KACE appliance