Hansen Transmissions Improves Data Storage;Fulfills Disaster Recovery NeedsCOMPANY OVERVIEW                               ...
Rogers Communications Inc. Enables Video OnDemand with Scalable Storage SolutionCOMPANY OVERVIEW                          ...
Laureate Institute for Brain ResearchImplements Scalable Storage SolutionCOMPANY OVERVIEW                                 ...
Axiell Ltd Delivers Scalable Library SystemsWith Powerful Storage and a Hosted SolutionCOMPANY OVERVIEW                   ...
Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KGManages High Data VolumeCOMPANY OVERVIEW                                            ...
Grupo Televisa S.A.B. Reduces IT Costs;Optimizes Storage with Upgraded ServersCOMPANY OVERVIEW                            ...
NHS Lothian Improves Efficiency, Saves US$2.4Million with Access to RecordsCOMPANY OVERVIEW                               ...
Telit Ensures 24/7 Stability and Reliability withReplicated Storage SystemsCOMPANY OVERVIEW                               ...
Argonne National Laboratory Improves SystemPerformance to Support Research                                                ...
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  1. 1. Hansen Transmissions Improves Data Storage;Fulfills Disaster Recovery NeedsCOMPANY OVERVIEW CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE• Manufacturer of gearboxes for wind turbines with operations in “Thanks to Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage, Belgium, India, and China• Industry: Industrial Manufacturing we are ready for the future; we can• Employees: 1,450 easily scale for data capacity growth• Revenue: US$768 million without having to compromise on performance.”CHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES Marnix Maes, Corporate Director• Upgrade the existing storage infrastructure to a high performance storage solution, to meet the need to increase the Information Technology storage capacity and lower the complexity and time needed to manage the storage infrastructure RESULTS• Reduce costs by setting up a future-proof storage solution, with the ability to replicate an identical solution in a different setting • Reduced costs by using the solution to for disaster recovery reasons compress less retrieved data• Improve applications workload on corporate file, print and mail • Lowered maintenance, management services to gain efficiency time by 50% with integrated storage• Improve the performance of data storage so that especially large files can be stored and retrieved faster management tools• Implement the new storage solution and migrate all existing • Migrated 10% to 15 terabytes of data data without interrupting day-to-day business and concurrently and set-up a disaster recovery solution set-up a disaster recovery plan using replication & cloning • Allowed the company to retrieve data and be up and running within minutesSOLUTIONS in case of failure or disaster• Sun ZFS Storage 7120 January 2011
  2. 2. Rogers Communications Inc. Enables Video OnDemand with Scalable Storage SolutionCOMPANY OVERVIEW CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE• Diversified Canadian communications and media company that “With Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage provides wireless voice and data communications services, cable television, high-speed internet, and telephony services Appliance, we’ve created a highly• Industry: Communications available and scalable storage• Employees: 29,000 environment for our growing content-on-• Revenue: US$11.1 billion demand service. As important, we’veCHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES been able to use the robust environment to support revenue• Create a highly available and reliable storage system to power the company’s new Rogers On Demand Online (RODO) content streams, such as providing content to service—a value add in a competitive cable market other cable networks and the creation of• Create a highly scalable storage environment that enables an online store for paid digital Rogers to continue to add high volumes of digital content for entertainment.” distribution through RODO and to other cable systems• Create a storage environment that could support multiple Christine McKinlay, Manager, Video initiatives, including downloading content directly from studios Applications and Application Platforms and contracting content delivery to other cable networks for new revenue streams RESULTSSOLUTIONS • Made 877 hours of high definition (HD)• Sun Storage 6580• Sun ZFS Storage Appliance content available in 18 days • Reduced the content onboard process by 97% April 2011
  3. 3. Laureate Institute for Brain ResearchImplements Scalable Storage SolutionCOMPANY OVERVIEW CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE• Clinical neuroscience research institute that leverages leading “Oracle’s Sun Storage solutions provide talent and technology to discover causes and cures for disorders enterprise-class storage capabilities, a• Industry: Life Sciences user-friendly interface, and an• Employees: 44 affordable price point to meet our high volume storage needs. The systems’CHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES scalability provides the perfect support• Deploy an affordable, easy to use storage solution to maintain for our research programs.” high volumes of brain research data collected to support Laureate Institute’s work in finding root causes and treating Preston Smith, Information Systems neurological disorders Manager• Ensure high availability to support collaboration between neuro- scientists, physicists, computer scientists, psychiatric nurses, and administrative staff across the organization RESULTS• Ensure patient data security and meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance • Stored 56 terabytes of subject data for requirements 1,000 patients each year • Implemented a storage foundation thatSOLUTIONS will scale to accommodate 500• ZFS Storage Appliance• Sun Fire Servers terabytes of data • Provided secure remote access to large pieces of data, enabling more effective collaboration May 2011
  4. 4. Axiell Ltd Delivers Scalable Library SystemsWith Powerful Storage and a Hosted SolutionCOMPANY OVERVIEW CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE• Leading supplier of IT systems delivering high-technology library “Our vision is to bring more customers and archive systems for European libraries, museums, and archives onto one central infrastructure, to• Industry: High Technology deliver more efficient and cost-effective• Employees: 90 services, and to reduce the cost of• Revenue: US$14.6 million ownership for each customer. OracleCHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES Sun Storage 7310 allows us to do that.”• Host a large number of library, museum, and archive customer Graham Wakerley, Chief Technology data on one central infrastructure to deliver cost-effective Officer services and reduce the cost of ownership for each customer• Offer a shared-service model for library consortiums to enable them to benefit from best practices, joint procurement, and shared library catalogs RESULTS• Improve flexibility of services provided to 52 local authorities in the United Kingdom, with the number of library branches • Delivered a centralized solution to ranging from just two to as many as 60 customers, enabling them to reduce• Offer customers automatic fail-over with a clustered their costs by 20% to 40% environment to ensure critical archives are always available • Reduced maintenance costs forSOLUTIONS running and hosting systems• Sun Storage 7310 • Ensured low customer wait time with a system that can manage nine concurrent transactions per second Month 2011
  5. 5. Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics GmbH & Co. KGManages High Data VolumeCOMPANY OVERVIEW CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE• One of the most important providers of feminine beauty aids “The rollout has been successful, the around the world, based in Germany• Industry: Consumer Goods cost/benefit ratio is very good, and the• Employees: 2,000 comprehensive licensing means that we• Revenue: US$218 million have the ability to develop our use in a quite organic way.”CHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES Robert Hans, Head of IT Infrastructure• Expand the capacity of business-critical storage considerably without using a proprietary storage system• Support high data volumes due to staff e-mail activity via Microsoft Exchange, as well as document management, archiving, and terminal services RESULTS • Reduced procurement costs by 20%SOLUTIONS • Gained a full license including future• Sun Storage 7310 software features to avoid costs when expanding the system • Simplified radically the processes of adding and managing memory and redefined memory costs calculation • Implemented a graphical interface to check data visually in real time and provide intelligent analysis tools May 2011
  6. 6. Grupo Televisa S.A.B. Reduces IT Costs;Optimizes Storage with Upgraded ServersCOMPANY OVERVIEW CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE• Largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world “Oracle’s Sun Storage 7410 exceeded providing television and Internet services to customers in Mexico, the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean our expectations. That’s why we• Industry: Media & Entertainment decided to continue to leverage it after• Employees: 24,437 the World Cup in South Africa as we• Revenue: US$4,800 turned our focus to producingCHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES Noticieros Televisa. The next steps are ambitious, because all of our production• Maximize Televisa’s high-definition television broadcast of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with equipment that enables staffs want to have the same levels of live broadcasts of game action quality, reliability, and performance.”• Increase the robustness of the company’s IT infrastructure with Elías Rodríguez Perales, Director of an online storage solution that operates without interruptions• Improve the availability of information on the storage server, to Technical Operations make it quickly available for various television productionsSOLUTIONS RESULTS• Sun Storage 7410 • Implemented solution with 118 terabytes of capacity to store and distribute video of the World Cup • Accelerated data access times by 30% without interrupting operation • Lowered IT costs by 20% February 2011
  7. 7. NHS Lothian Improves Efficiency, Saves US$2.4Million with Access to RecordsCOMPANY OVERVIEW CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE• Provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based, “Oracle’s Sun Ray thin client and acute hospital services, and delivers specialist services for a population of around 800,000 people across Scotland infrastructure has provided us with a• Industry: Healthcare huge raft of benefits. We have• Employees: 28,000 simultaneously reduced costs, improved• Revenue: US$2.2 billion access for our users, boosted security,CHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES and reduced technical complexity.”• Provide comprehensive IT services to a team of 28,000 Martin Egan, Director of e-Health employees dispersed across 299 separate sites within the region• Ensure that nurses, consultants, and administrators are able to RESULTS easily access the applications they need from any terminal to • Reduced overall costs by US$2.4 deliver excellent healthcare to the local and wider populations million• Reduce costs to help meet government efficiency targets to reduce overall expenditure by US$49 million in the 2010-2011 • Reduced costs for electricity by US$1.6 fiscal year million per 2,000 users over a seven-• Enable consultants to work flexibly between different hospital year period while lowering the carbon sites for efficiency and improved patient services footprintSOLUTIONS • Reduced time to add a new workstation• Sun Storage 7410 from up to two hours for a PC to just 10• Sun Ray 2 Client minutes for a new Sun Ray• Sun Ray 270 Client• Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure April 2011
  8. 8. Telit Ensures 24/7 Stability and Reliability withReplicated Storage SystemsCOMPANY OVERVIEW CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE• A leading provider of turnkey cellular equipment and services to “With Oracle’s Sun Storage 7310, we mobile telecommunications operators, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), and cellular solutions distributors worldwide now benefit from high availability, which• Industry: High Technology has direct impact on our research and• Employees: 355 development and manufacturing• Revenue: US$80 million processes. Before, if the system wentCHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES down it could have caused a day of downtime but now we can be restored• Improve stability and reliability across 18 global locations to ensure around-the-clock availability of IT services within minutes.”• Replace localized storage and hardware with a virtualized global Yochanan Sharon, VP Global IT solution to support a mission- critical enterprise resource planning system, e-mail system, and research and development platform RESULTS• Provide flexible environment for implementation of new services and systems • Implemented full disaster recovery• Maintain competitive advantage with lower costs and faster platform to reduce system downtime time-to-market for new cellular and wireless products • Cut time to analyze and fix problems with core back office systems fromSOLUTIONS hours or days to just minutes• Sun Storage 7310 • Reduced the time for servers to be restored from days to just minutes, ensuring better customer service March 2011
  9. 9. Argonne National Laboratory Improves SystemPerformance to Support Research CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE “In a virtualized environment, you needCOMPANY OVERVIEW network-based shared storage that is• One of the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest research expandable and reliable. Storage and centers and the world’s most comprehensive scientific institutes performance are key, and we get both and that brings together science, engineering, and technology more with Sun Storage 7410, including a• Industry: Education & Research fantastic user interface and sophisticated• Employees: 3,200 performance enhancement tools. As• Revenue: US$630 million important, the system is compact but hugely expandable, and we can easilyCHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES manage it with metrics that let us know• Enable more cost-effective and efficient delivery of IT services early when we need to expand.” David• Standardize the core infrastructure to increase overall Salbego, Department Head, Infrastructure efficiencies for business systems and minimize power use and Operations• Provide a unified development and deployment framework to enable secure access to key applications, data, and business- RESULTS critical processes for improved collaboration• Ensure software is up-to-date and consistent across data • Created a single sign-on Web portal centers • Saved $50,000 a year in software licensing and supportSOLUTIONS • Achieved 100% return on investment in• Sun SPARC Enterprise M4000 Server 18 months• Sun Storage 7410 • Provided predictable licensing costs• Oracle Solaris• Oracle Solaris Containers with increases capped at 5% yearly • Greatly improved management and support of core IT environment November 2010

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