Safeway Insurance Co.
Date : 8/1/2012
If we have poor performance, we’re not selling insurance. Microsoft SQL Server running on Dell EqualLogic SANs now supports the core of our business, where performance and availability are absolutely critical.
Mike Leather, Director of IT Operations, Safeway Insurance Co., United States
ChallengeSafeway Insurance needed a storage solution that could provide optimal performance for its Microsoft® SQL Server®-based point-of-sale application, which insurance agents rely on to provide quotes to customers. The solution also had to be easy for a small IT staff to manage.
SolutionThe company replaced its direct-attached storage with Dell™ EqualLogic™ iSCSI SANs, enhancing performance, speeding recovery times and allowing Safeway to support more customers and agents than ever before.
Benefits• Able to support 16% more customers and 71% more agents
• No increase in IT staff
• 60% reduction in storage footprint
• 100% backup and restore success rates
• Minutes to recover servers and files vs. days previously
• Planned downtime eliminated
• 75% reduction in tape usage