Transcript of "Brewing Savings with Storage Solution: Heineken Case Study"
Brewing savings with Customer profilestorage solutionInternational brewing company reduces costs and supports businessgrowth with scalable storage Company Heineken Industry Food, Beverage & Tobacco Country The Netherlands Employees 65,730 (worldwide) Website www.heinekeninternational.com Business need With costs for its enterprise virtual arrays totalling around €44,650 a year, Heineken needed to reduce storage costs and lower power consumption, while supporting growth. Solution Heineken chose Dell™ Compellent Storage Center SANs, part of the Dell Fluid Data™ architecture, as the foundation for a new, cost-effective virtualized infrastructure. Benefits • Reduction in support costs across the entire network • Easy migration in eight weeks • Optimised performance and lower storage costs with tiered storage • Improved ease of reporting and analysis of performance issues • Round-the-clock support ideal for small internal team“After we completed our migration to Solution areas • Intelligent Data Management Dell Compellent, we had a very short • Server Consolidation list of lessons learned because nothing • Virtualization went wrong.”Lucien de Konink, Projects & Consultancy, Senior Technical Team,Heineken Netherlands
Gerard Adriaan Heineken started his company in 1863 in a small brewery in Amsterdam. Heineken has since grown to become a global beverage brand with 140 breweries in more than 70 countries. Today, it operates two main brewing facilities in the Netherlands, in Zoeterwoude and Den Bosch. Combined, these plants produce 18 million hectolitres of beer a year. Heineken’s IT infrastructure grew for all three vendors. The partner“Since our internal rapidly in response to the company’s introduced Heineken to the Dell™ worldwide expansion. By 2004, the Compellent Storage Center SAN, part IT support team is brewery was facing the challenge of the Dell Fluid Data™ architecture. so small, the engineer of managing and supporting 460 servers in 12 separate server rooms “We quickly came to the conclusion that on call may not in the Netherlands alone. The firm’s Dell Compellent was the clear leader Zoeterwoude facility is its largest in terms of scalability and the lowest be our storage datacentre, hosting four clusters support costs. Both are crucial factors expert. Now we just comprising 121 physical servers. in selecting a solution, because our storage systems operate for up to six call Dell Compellent Heineken was an early adopter of years,” says Robers. virtualization; currently 60 per cent of and they do the its IT is virtualized and it aims to achieve Easy migration in eight weeks for rapid work remotely.” 90 per cent virtualization by 2012. The company also plans to implement a operation Heineken began its migration to DellMike Robers, Senior Team Leader, business continuity solution with data Compellent SANs in its Den BoschInfrastructure Team, redundancy between its two main plant, primarily because it was a smallHeineken Netherlands plants. But these plans must take site with few servers and fairly low into account Heineken’s five-person complexity. After the Dell Compellent engineering team, including just two SAN was delivered, installation took storage engineers. only two days, and the entire system was up and running in another two Mike Robers, Senior Team Leader, days. The entire migration was Infrastructure Team, Heineken completed during office hours. Netherlands, says: “We started encountering storage issues. In Zoeterwoude, we reached capacity Technology in practice for the enterprise virtual arrays, and in Den Bosch, CPU limitations meant Services that we couldn’t upgrade to a newer Dell Compellent Copilot operating system. We were also Support experiencing high support costs – as much as €44,650 a year.” Dell Compellent Enterprise Manager Careful evaluation leads to greater Hardware scalability and lower costs In its search for a system that was Dell™ Compellent Storage scalable and flexible – with centralised Center SANs backup for both sites – Heineken evaluated a number of vendors, Software including HP, NetApp and IBM. As part Dell Compellent Data of the evaluation process, Heineken Progression asked one of its partners, Inter Access, to review the technical specifications2