In Part-I, I had showcased some fantastic stories where we helped our customers leverage converged infrastructure to modernize their IT and achieve productivity gains. Below I explore few more stories that demonstrate the power converged platforms.
With annual passenger numbers expected to surpass 64 million by 2033, Australia’s second busiest passenger airport needed to modernize its infrastructure and set the stage for ongoing innovation. In August 2015, its new Terminal 4 became the first terminal in the Asia-Pacific region to operate a completely self-service model from check-in kiosks to automated bag drop facilities. Dell EMC CI enabled the self-service model by providing high availability to key applications like baggage handling and check-in.
Mohawk Industries, the world’s largest flooring manufacturer, embarked on a digital transformation. At the center of the transformation is one of the world’s largest SAP HANA TDI environments running on all-flash Vblock Systems 740 and a XtremIO tech extension. The solution has resulted in increases in operational efficiency, better decisions based on the insights into the business, and reduced manufacturing defects and claims and increased overall product quality.
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Over the past five years, Molina, a multi-state health care organization, has experienced rapid growth, which includes joining the Fortune 500 (it’s currently 201). A key growth driver of the business is Molina’s increasing enrollment, which in turn has contributed to higher call volumes. An advanced Dell EMC CI solution will scale to support the continued growth while also providing the resources for new technologies, enabling Molina’s members and providers to experience reliable and quality service in its high-volume call centers.
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In 2012, USD deployed a Vblock System as a “data center-in-a-box” to run the university’s hundreds of educational and business applications. By 2016, it was time to further modernize its infrastructure to meet the ongoing needs of students, faculty, and researchers. USD replaced its Vblock System with a new flash-optimized VxBlock System 350 to support its four campus data centers, and a VxRail Appliance at its disaster avoidance site in Phoenix, Arizona. Among the benefits, USD is running 4X the number of solutions in its VxBlock System supported private cloud for the same cost as it would be in the Amazon Web Services public cloud.
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More to come: the best hyper-converged infrastructure deployments of 2016.