COM 300 Week 1: A Case Study

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM chose EMC as a strategic partner and the premier provider for its new storage environment, which has expanded as the business has grown from 40 terabytes to 70 today. The company now maintains three production SANs in the United States, including five EMC Symmetrix® and 15 EMC CLARiiON® networked storage systems, which are optimized using EMC ControlCenter® storage resource management (SRM) software. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM also uses EMC TimeFinder™ to locally replicate information to support its business continuity strategy, increase application availability and reduce scheduled downtime. In addition, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM purchased an EMC Celerra® NS350 integrated system to support its IP-based ILM strategy and offer IT more flexibility and manageability.…show more content…
Storage utilization in the SAN-based environment has increased from 50 to 85 percent, a key factor in supporting company growth. Storage allocation that used to take two to three days can now be done in a few minutes simply by making storage capacity available to an application. Backup windows also have been significantly reduced. For example, one 700 gigabyte database used to take 12 to14 hours to backup to tape libraries over a weekend, with the database down the entire time. Today, backing up that database to disk takes only 30 minutes, a 96% reduction in backup time. In fact, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM would need three more IT staff people to manage their environment if they were still running on direct-attached

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