Business Challenge story
As Severstal extends its SAP landscape, the data in its systems is growing rapidly. How could it build a fast, scalable new storage architecture—without ripping-and-replacing its existing systems?
Working with IBM, Severstal built a new tiered storage architecture that harnesses compression and virtualization technologies to run the SAP landscape on high-performance IBM® FlashSystem™ storage.
SAP response speeds are twice as fast, and the salary calculation process has been accelerated from 12 hours to five. Compression frees up to 66 percent more space in the SAP environment.
- IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller
- IBM-SAP Alliance
- STG Lab Services: Storage
- Spectrum Protect
- Storage: DS8800
- Storage: IBM FlashSystem V840
- Storage: XIV