By Greentech Lead Team: Pure
Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, announced that its
FlashArray has been deployed by eMeter, a Siemens Business and global smart
grid software platform provider, to implement a shared services model for
Engineering, QA, Support and Training.
The new solution allows to quickly
provision eMeter application instances on demand for a variety of use cases. The
eMeter application is a multi-tier web application, consisting of an Oracle
database server, web server, application server and data integration hub.
eMeter provides essential software
that enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of
Smart Grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid Management
software to reduce operational costs, improve customer service and drive energy
“As users demand more storage
and application bandwidth, flash will become increasingly common in the
datacenter, due to its reliability, ultra-low latency and cost-efficiency. For
businesses like eMeter that need to rapidly process large amounts of data, the
Pure Storage FlashArray is a natural fit, delivering the performance, flexibility
and scalability without the added complexity,” said Matt
Kixmoeller, vice president of product at Pure Storage.
eMeter deployed the Pure
Storage FlashArray with
VMware. The solution was implemented by virtualizing independent database,
application, web and integration servers with VMware, running on a single Pure
Storage FlashArray. This new solution has allowed eMeter to provision full
stack environments quickly and flexibly, leveraging a shared model that
delivers performance and scale to meet the largest testing requirements.
“We simply could not have done
this on the filer we had. After implementing Pure Storage, we are now CPU-bound
on our hosts, and storage no longer limits our scale. The data reduction
results have been nothing short of phenomenal – we looked at the numbers two or
three times because we didn’t believe them at first,” said Bryan Bond,
senior systems administrator at eMeter.
eMeter also plans to broaden the
deployment of the FlashArray within the engineering and IT infrastructure.