SIS Distribution (SiS) has partnered with EMC to deploy the EMC XtremIO flash scale-out enterprise storage array to deliver massive I/O performance from a very small footprint.
Running SAP on an XtremIO all-flash array has delivered the distributor of IT products with significant workflow efficiencies and cost savings across the supply chain.
This collaboration has enabled SiS to scale linearly to meet the company's increasing sales volume.
Prior the implementation, SiS was challenged with performance problems as processes were taking up to nine hours. Moving to an all-flash array SiS has reduced this time to less than three hours.
"We have seen that XtremIO's architecture delivers consistent, predictable performance and response times across any IO workload. This means we can now rapidly continue to improve the performance delivered to our customers through targeting only the software level," said Somchai Sittichaisrichart, managing director at SIS Distribution.
Overcoming business challenges
SiS faced several obstacles before it deployed solution from EMC. While competitive supply chain required fast turnaround times, consistent SAP performance was demanded by internal users and customers.
Moreover, the distributor had to face fluctuations in sales volume, which required linear scalability.
Post deployment, EMC XtremIO experienced several benefits including improvement of service levels for internal users and customers.
Other benefits include reduction of storage capacity required through data compression features, and achieving cost-efficient linear scalability to meet sales demands and future innovation.
"Due to the performance achieved from XtremIO, we have reduced the time for our backend processes to a few hours. This directly impacts our supply chain because it means our warehouse operations can begin operations at 6am to prepare for same day delivery orders," added Sittichaisrichart.
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