The Challenge: AccuWeather, needed to reduce its data center’s consumption of space, power and IT staff time. As the organization evaluated their needs for greater IT efficiency, they determined they need to transition from their EMC solutions.
Their solution: AccuWeather, deployed Dell EqualLogic PS arrays and PowerEdge blade servers because of the ease of installation and lower cost.
The Benefits: The Dell infrastructure enabled AccuWeather to service rapidly growing consumer demand, spend a significantly smaller amount of time on storage administration, and save five figures per year. In addition, AccuWeather was able to cut energy costs by 50 percent per Dell server blade and significantly reduce space requirements.
Dell recently announced a new storage trade-in program for organization that are currently using EMC and NetApp solutions, and are looking for something…a bit more efficient. The Dell Storage Swap program provides cash credits and attractive lease terms for customers wanting to upgrade to new Dell Compellent and EqualLogic storage arrays and retire certain EMC and NetApp systems. This program aims to help simplify the transition for customers by offering migration services and financial services leasing options.
The Storage Swap program is another way that Dell delivers end-to-end solutions that enable customers to better support their organizations and deliver the speed, efficiency and resiliency required in a rapidly changing world. As an additional part of the program Dell is offering to safely dispose of your retired IT equipment in an environmentally-friendly way, so there is no need to worry about whether your old storage arrays are going to be out there rusting in the elements…
Out with the old and in with the new! Nothing could make this Dell EqualLogic Product Marketing Consultant happier on a Monday!