sponsored by NetApp
Posted:  10 Jan 2012
Published:  10 Jan 2012
Format:  PDF
Length:  4  Page(s)
Type:  Case Study
Language:  English

With approximately 16,000 employees in Australia and New Zealand, The Suncorp Group is one of the largest providers of banking, insurance and wealth management services to retail customers and SMBs. Having grown significantly through the acquisition and integration of several other organizations, Suncorp's IT staff faces some serious challenges, however - in 2007, the company found themselves with an IT infrastructure featuring technology from five different storage vendors, a heterogeneous environment of legacy solutions, and a complex data center that couldn't keep up with the demands of the business.

This case study explores the journey that Suncorp took to eliminate these inefficiencies, consolidate their seven existing data center locations into two and boost the production and cost-effectiveness of their IT operations. Read on to learn about the technologies they implemented in order to meet these goals and the benefits they realized by doing so, which include:

  • Lowered storage costs 40% in first 18 months alone
  • Consolidated 7 data centers down to 2
  • Shortened time to provision storage by 92%
  • Improved storage utilization by 40%

Data Center Consolidation | Data Center Design | Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency | Data Center Management | Data Centers | Storage Consolidation | Storage Efficiency | Storage Infrastructure | Storage Management | Storage Optimization | Storage Security | Storage Virtualization

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