In Europe, around 200 stores and the company’s offices and warehouses are largely dependent on the storage environment at Pro-Duo’s Ghent headquarters. So when this environment became outdated, Pro-Duo went looking for a replacement.
Better performance was on top of the beauty supplier’s wish list as a fast system is essential for developers to test new innovations. Such improvements would benefit staff across various departments, allowing employees to generate reports, to gain insight into business performance, much more efficiently.
Designed using Pure Storage enterprise all-flash technology, Proact helped Pro-Duo migrate to the new platform and planned 20 days for this work. But thanks to the specialist skills on offer at Proact, the new storage environment was ready to use within 10 days. Now, Pro-Duo benefits from better performance, simplified management and a redundant set-up. Furthermore, the company is able to generate business reports faster.
The new environment is fully redundant meaning that in the case of failure, any issues can immediately be remediated. In addition, the system is up to 5x faster than before, greatly reducing the time it takes to generate reports.
Tom Debruyckere, Senior Server Infrastructure Engineer at Pro-Duo, said: “Proact immediately offered us an implementation plan which included all the steps that had to be taken – this was really convenient for us.
“The appointed Proact project manager made sure everything was steered in the right direction and there was zero downtime, which meant the business never even noticed the switch. Although management of the environment has become a lot easier, we can always rely on Proact’s proactive 24×7 support if we need it.”
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