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Nimble simplifies IT infrastructure for TECO Singapore

Anuradha Shukla | April 29, 2014
Taiwan-based company also enjoys associated gains in cost and efficiency.

Flash-optimized storage architecture provider Nimble Storage has helped TECO Singapore to update, consolidate and simplify its overall IT infrastructure.

The Taiwan-headquartered TECO Electric and Machinery Company has also benefitted from gains in cost and efficiency with Nimble CS220G and CS210 arrays.

TECO wanted to replace its physical servers with a virtual platform and deploy a new storage area network (SAN) to support the new environment.

It compared several brands including IBM and HP and finally selected a solution based on replication between Nimble CS220G and CS210 arrays.

"I wanted to keep our IT purchases simple and Nimble was easiest to maintain, with performance to match all the other big players," said Cheong Yew Nam, head of IT, TECO Electric and Machinery.

Reduced response times

Nimble CS220G and CS210 arrays offer a range of business benefits to TECO including reduction in time required to conduct backups and replication from 13 hours to less than two hours.

The solution has reduced response times for the SAP database by 60 per cent, to just 150 milliseconds.

While DDIO latency has reduced five milliseconds to below one millisecond, TECO is benefiting from faster disaster recovery owing to infrastructure replication on a secondary Nimble device.

The Electric and Machinery Company now has only three servers to manage and has more space for future equipment expansion thanks to the consolidation of storage.

"Previously there was a lot of storage to maintain. Now we only have one system to manage and we actually don't really need to monitor it because Nimble's service team do it for us through the InfoSight portal.  The service staff are very good at giving support," added Yew Nam.

Other benefits of deployment include reduction in time required to conduct backups and replication, and ability to quickly recover from a disaster.


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