Safeway 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.
The 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.
• 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