Arizona Tile Doubles Capacity with the Same Footprint and Cost of an Upgrade
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 23th, 2016 – When Arizona Tile wanted to build a highly redundant storage/hypervisor/Citrix colocation environment, it chose Atlantis HyperScale to help bring it all together. Atlantis HyperScale integrates servers, storage and virtualization into a single all-flash appliance that delivers significantly greater storage performance at 50–90 percent lower cost.
Arizona Tile is a premier stone and tile retailer and distributor with locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. Chris Murray, Arizona Tile director of information technology keeps employees up and running with 80 virtual servers, 25 physical severs, SANs and switches, and 24TBs of data stretched across two datacenters. The datacenters support more than 400 Citrix users and a wide variety of workloads, including SQL, Microsoft Exchange, file servers and a host of third-party applications.
The latest addition to the company’s infrastructure would be a major upgrade to the company’s tax software, which would also require a significant upgrade to Arizona Tile’s ERP application. At the same time, Arizona Tile was planning to move its main datacenter to a colocation site.
“To support this transition, we were going to have to spend more money to set up more storage in an already crowded datacenter environment,” Murray said. “In addition, more money would be needed for expensive software licensing fees, connectivity devices and more compute power to support additional VDI users and to virtualize SQL databases, file servers and email functions.”
Murray decided instead to implement an Atlantis HyperScale as the company moved to a new colocation datacenter.
“For the same cost of adding disks to the legacy environment, we doubled capacity with two new 12TB hyperconverged appliances to migrate our existing applications,” he said. “We were able to fit the two appliances in four units within the existing rack, greatly reducing our footprint at the colocation site, saving money and increasing our compute power to run all our primary workloads.”
After migrating their entire datacenter, Arizona Tile repurposed its older equipment for development testing and disaster recovery.
“Atlantis HyperScale helped Arizona Tile achieve its goals of building an infrastructure that supported their growth,” said Bob Davis, Atlantis Computing chief marketing officer. “We are proud to offer technology that makes it easy for companies like Arizona Tile to simplify the delivery of servers, storage, networking and virtualization in a single appliance at less cost and with greater performance.”
Atlantis, winner of the Best of VMworld and Best of Citrix Synergy awards, offers the industry’s most flexible and powerful Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform. Atlantis delivers the performance of an all-flash array at half the cost of traditional storage. Atlantis HyperScale leverages the Atlantis patented SDS platform to deliver all-flash hyper-converged appliances that are 50 to 90 per cent lower cost than traditional storage or other hyper-converged appliances. To date, Atlantis has deployed over 120 petabytes of storage for more than 800 customers and 1 million virtual workspaces and includes the largest virtualization deployments in the world. Atlantis is privately held and funded by Adams Street Partners, Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Parch Ventures, with headquarters in Mountain View, California and offices in Europe.
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