Navis Deploys Oracle’s Pillar Axiom Storage System To Support Virtualized Engineering and Development Environments
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Redwood Shores, Calif. – July 19, 2012
Navis, part of Cargotec Corporation, and the global technology leader for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, has replaced its NetApp storage solutions with Oracle’s Pillar Axiom 600 storage systems to support the engineering and development environments for its SPARCS N4 terminal operating system.
Moving to completely virtualize these environments to meet the demands of the business, Navis sought a high performance, scalable tiered storage solution to support both application development and database access.
Following a competitive evaluation, Navis selected Oracle’s Pillar Axiom storage systems over EMC, identifying its Quality of Service (QoS) capability and easy-to-use management capabilities as key factors in its decision.
The Pillar Axiom 600 storage system’s patented Quality of Service (QoS) architecture provides predictable performance and consolidation capabilities that have helped Navis meet ever increasing demands.
Additionally, by leveraging the replication and multi-system management features of the Pillar Axiom 600 storage system, Navis is able to maintain peak performance of its virtual machines, regardless of the types of environments it provisions.
Navis is using the combination of Oracle’s Sun Storage Archive Manager (SAM) software and Pillar Axiom 600 storage system along with Oracle’s StorageTek tape solutions to automate the management of its data, active to archive, at a significantly lower cost than with disk-only environments.
Navis plans to deploy an additional Pillar Axiom 600 Storage System in its Chennai, India data center, leveraging the Pillar Axiom MaxRep capabilities to replicate between Chennai and its data center in Oakland, Calif.
• “Navis was in the midst of transitioning to a virtualized environment and we needed a storage solution that would provide the performance and flexibility to meet the rapidly changing demands of our business and our customers,” said Stephen Schleiger, manager of Systems Engineering, Navis. “It was clear from the beginning that Oracle’s Pillar Axiom Storage Systems, with its QoS capabilities, would be able to provide the performance, scalability and manageability we need for the long term, and at much lower cost.”