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Success Story: One Company’s Secret Sauce to Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Performance

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Success Story: One Company’s Secret Sauce to Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Performance
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Pee Dee Electric Cooperative (“Pee Dee Electric”) is a non-profit, electric cooperative located in Darlington, South Carolina that supplies electricity and other services to more than 30,000 consumers. With a core competency of selling and transmitting power, its goal is to provide excellent, unbroken customer service. To do that, the cooperative must have a high-performing, reliable IT infrastructure.

Oracle is the foundation of Pee Dee Electric’s meter data management (MDM) solution. This database stores every consumer’s meter data, every hour per day, in the MDM database. This information is displayed to the customer (member) via the web so that any household served by Pee Dee Electric can track daily electricity usage. The system also “forecasts” usage based on past behaviors. Protecting and easily accessing this information is critical to the success of the business.

How Slow Can Data Storage Go?

Prior to a software-defined storage (SDS) solution, Pee Dee Electric’s older storage area network (SAN) platform from EMC (specifically, an EMC CX3) was under-performing. Initially the SAN had done what it was supposed to do–serve as a local file storage system and archive. But as time passed, the increasing slowness of the storage being served from the SAN began to be a real problem.

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Via the fine folks at DataCore Software.

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DataCore DataCore is the authority on real-time data. The company pioneered software-defined storage and is now bringing its technology to hyperconverged and workload optimization. DataCore empowers IT organizations to achieve always-available, high-performance and highly efficient data. Its patented technology eliminates storage bottlenecks with adaptive parallel I/O optimization, enables zero-downtime synchronous mirroring, and provides a true hardware-agnostic architecture — resulting in flexibility, resource efficiencies, and cost savings. DataCore software is the cornerstone of the next-generation, software-defined data center. DataCore’s value has been proven in more than 10,000 customer deployments across traditional, hyper-converged, cloud, and hybrid environments.

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