Grupo Dutriz Case Study: 25% More Efficient with Dell Servers and Storage


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Grupo Dutriz Case Study: 25% More Efficient with Dell Servers and Storage

  1. 1. Grupo Dutriz processesnewspaper pages in25% less time with •  Backup/Recovery/Archiving •  Power & CoolingDell servers and storage •  Storage •  Virtualization – Server “The production of the newspaper pages now takes 25 percent less time. Accounting transactions that used to take 30 minutes now take 15 minutes— twice as fast.” Alvaro A. Sagrera, Director of Technology, Grupo Dutriz Customer Profile Company: Dutriz Hermanos S.A. de C.V. Industry: Arts, Entertainment and Media Country: El Salvador Employees: 600 Web:   Benefits •  25% less time to process   Business Need news pages  Newspaper publisher Grupo Dutriz was trying to run a modern newspaper operation with an aging IT infrastructure and limited data •  50% less time to process   center space. In addition, the company needed reliable solutions for accounting transactions   backup, storage and disaster recovery. (15 minutes vs. 30 minutes) •  Projected 30% savings in   Solution energy consumption The company turned to Dell for a new IT infrastructure designed to meet the challenges of the next five years, consisting of Dell™ •  Projected 50% savings in   PowerEdge™ servers, Dell EqualLogic™ iSCSI SANs, a Dell PowerVault™ IT staff time tape library and Dell PowerConnect™ switches. Grupo Dutriz sourced its VMware vSphere software and Symantec Backup Exec software from Dell, and Dell Consulting Services put it all together.
  2. 2. Publishing a newspaper throughout the turbulent history of El Salvador in the 20th Century has been a risky business. La Prensa Gráfica has survived since 1915 as a chronicler of events in this smallest but most densely populated country in Central America. With 600 employees based in San Salvador, the newspaper was the first Technology at Work“Sourcing all in the country to print in color, and today publishes on the Internet as Services the software well as on paper. It also publishes Dell™ Consulting Services several specialized portal and paper and hardware publications and delivers the news of – Hardware Installation – Software Implementation components of our El Salvador to the United States in a cooperative agreement with television – Software Training data center through network Univision. La Prensa Gráfica Hardware was founded by Grupo Dutriz, and Dell simplified the throughout its history the family Dell EqualLogic™ PS6000XV iSCSI SANs administrative ownership has remained unchanged. The current CEO and Publisher of Dell PowerConnect™ 5424 Gigabit process Grupo Dutriz is José Roberto Dutriz. Ethernet switches Dell PowerEdge™ R710 and tremendously.” To meet its challenges in the 21st R410 servers with Intel® Xeon® Century and accommodate growth, processors 5500 seriesAlvaro A. Sagrera, Grupo Dutriz decided that it had toDirector of Technology, refresh the computer infrastructure Dell PowerVault™ TL4000Grupo Dutriz that it had been building since the tape library first days of electronic publishing in the 1990s. “We had no more room to Software grow because of equipment sprawl,” Microsoft® Exchange Server says Alvaro A. Sagrera, director of Microsoft SQL Server® 2005 technology, Grupo Dutriz. “Important software projects could not be Symantec Backup Exec 2010 implemented because we had no with Agent for VMware Virtual room for the servers.” Infrastructures VMware vSphere 4.0 Windows Server® 2008
  3. 3. Improving performance   Dell EqualLogic PS6000XV iSCSI SANswith virtualization with 7.2, 8 and 16 terabyte capacitiesThe company decided to embark and one Dell PowerVault TL4000 tapeon a virtualization initiative using library provide backup, storage andVMware vSphere on Dell servers. “Our disaster recovery capabilities. Two DellIT infrastructure has always been Dell PowerConnect 5424 Gigabit Ethernetsince we started using computers,” switches optimized for iSCSI providesays Sagrera. “Over the past 15 years, connectivity to the servers and storagewe grew our physical server farm until and the company network.we reached 25 servers. Many of them “We run all our systems on the newhad provided four or more years of Dell hardware, including our GN3continuous service 24x7. We wanted toprepare our company for the next five Electronic Publishing System, Microsoft “We selected Dell SQL Server 2005, ERP, Web server,years and decided to virtualize all our FTP server and Microsoft Exchange because of itsservers. By virtualizing, we knew thatwe would improve performance and Server,” says Sagrera. excellent servicesimplify administration.” Dell Consulting Services performed Hardware Installation, Software and the quality ofIn addition to server virtualization,Grupo Dutriz needed storage and Implementation and Software Training, the servers, desktops virtualizing eight servers with thebackup solutions to accommodate its VMware vCenter Converter tool and and laptops that wegrowing data from new publications,as well as a disaster recovery solution providing training that enabled Grupo Dutriz’s IT team to virtualize 17 more. have seen over 15in an area prone to natural disasters.Grupo Dutriz decided to continue Dell also implemented Symantec years of being a Backup Exec and the tape library,with Dell and implemented a five- along with the Backup Exec Agent for Dell customer.”year hardware and software schedule, VMware Virtual Infrastructures, which isincluding hardware warranties and Alvaro A. Sagrera, integrated with VMware Consolidatedsoftware upgrades. Director of Technology, Backup (VCB) to maximize backup and Grupo DutrizSimplifying IT through   recovery performance. For fast localone-stop purchasing  recovery from point-in-time snapshots, Dell deployed replication betweenThe company is using three Dell the three Dell EqualLogic SANs, whichPowerEdge R710 servers with Intel reside in the same data center.Xeon processors 5500 series asVMware hosts and two Dell PowerEdge “Sourcing all the software andR410 servers with Intel Xeon hardware components of our dataprocessors 5500 series to run VMware center through Dell simplified thevCenter and Symantec Backup Exec administrative process tremendously,”2010 data protection software. Three says Sagrera.
  4. 4. 25% less time to process  Accounting transactions that used tonewspaper pages  take 30 minutes now take 15 minutes—“We selected Dell because of its twice as fast. The facility is new and excellent service and the quality of the we are still measuring the benefits. We servers, desktops and laptops that we expect to see a 30 percent savings in have seen over 15 years of being a Dell energy consumption and a 50 percent customer,” says Sagrera. “The benefits savings in IT staff time as well. of the Dell solution have been dramatic. “Undoubtedly, we are better serving All our processes have demonstrated our customers, internal and external, an improvement in time. The with faster processing, higher production process of the newspaper performance and increased uptime,” pages now takes 25 percent less time. Sagrera concludes.View all Dell case studies at: and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit:© April 2011. Intel and Intel Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States or othercountries. Microsoft, SQL Server and Windows Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation inthe United States and/or other countries. This case study is for informational purposes only. DELL MAKES NOWARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS CASE STUDY. Reference number: 10009094