Moominworld's Virtualized Environment Relies on EMC Unified Storage to Simply, Efficiently, and Affordably Manage Park Information
HOPKINTON, Mass., July 26, 2011
HOPKINTON, Mass. , July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that Moominworld, a theme park in Finland , has deployed EMC® VNXe® unified storage solutions to increase the efficiency, availability and scalability of its business critical applications in a VMware virtualized environment, while lowering costs, risk and management complexity.
The EMC VNXe 'application-aware' unified storage system enables Moominworld to optimize data storage, quickly create storage for virtual machines (in under 10-clicks), and automate its tiered storage requirements. The virtualized environment leverages VMware vSphere® management capabilities, together with built-in EMC VNXe wizards and EMC Unisphere® management software that fully utilizes data storage resources.
“With EMC VNXe our business has reaped the benefits of a solution that previously only the biggest companies could afford: a virtualized, tiered, unified data storage environment,” said Jarkko Kuitunen , IT Systems Manager, Moominworld. “The exceptional capabilities of EMC VNXe have not only solved our immediate problems of reliability and availability, but have also improved productivity, and provided us with a platform that can scale to support future growth. It is very simple to manage and I don't have to be a data storage specialist to achieve the results the business demands.”
Prior to deploying EMC VNXe, Moominworld's IT and storage environment was struggling to keep pace with the company's continued success. Business critical services—such as electronic point of sale (EPoS), Microsoft SharePoint and financial solutions were hosted on servers nearing end-of- life. The company's data was growing exponentially and there was an increased risk of downtime, which had very serious potential implications for Moominworld, which is a seasonal business.
“To manage the solution, I simply open a console on my desktop,” said Kuitunen. “I can instantly see if something is wrong without having to go to the server room. If I want to make a new volume, change the configuration, or allow systems access to new PCs, it is just a matter of tweaking the system. Today I can focus my time on creating business value rather than managing the data storage solution.”
Enter SystemSolutions Oy, an EMC Velocity Solution Provider partner and Finland -based company with a strong private cloud offering and track record of success in the SMB market, helped Moominworld deploy its new solution. The company focuses on VMware, Microsoft and Citrix infrastructure technologies, consulting and outsourcing services. Enter is part of System Partners Group.
“We had no hesitation in recommending EMC VNXe to Moominworld,” said Juha Auvinen , CTO at Enter SystemSolutions Oy. “The EMC VNXe met all of Moominworld's requirements for reliability, simplicity and scalability—and was affordable and simple. In fact, the user interface ecosystem and the usability of the whole VNXe system integrated with our VMware environment is the best the market has to offer, and far exceeds what other vendors can provide.”
EMC VNXe Product Highlights
The EMC VNXe is the world's simplest unified storage system, providing application-optimized management and single-click help and support. Designed for the IT Manager that does not specialize in storage, VNXe offers an entry price of under $10,000 (USD).
“With the VNXe series, EMC made a commitment to provide its SMB customers worldwide with the industry's most simple, efficient and affordable unified storage solution,” said Eric Herzog , Vice President Product Marketing and Management, Unified Storage Division at EMC. “Moominworld is a fantastic example of how this commitment is paying off in the SMB market.”
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
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