Flight Options leverages Dell Fluid Data architecture reducing their physical data center footprint by 80 percent and leading to virtualization of all applications, reduced costs and improvements in performance cutting management time to 15 minutes per week.
Dell Fluid Data solutions from Dell Compellent was selected in order to increase scalability, reliability, efficiency and automation in Flight Options’ virtualization efforts. The virtualized IT infrastructure helps centralize management while reducing both the data center footprint and costs.
A recent dripping air condition incident left the company’s previous SAN underwater resulting in a need for a new SAN to be installed and running within hours versus the typical timeline. The Dell Copilot support and installation services deployed a new Dell Compellent SAN without interruptions benefiting the service agents, flight members and customers.
All Flight Options applications are now virtualized on Dell Compellent, including databases, flight control applications and email services. Combining automated tiered storage with disk-level virtualization allowed Flight Options to cut 125 physical servers to only 20.
“For fast-growing companies like Flight Options, dead-end storage growth paths, limited functionality and complex management of traditional systems are incredibly frustrating and costly. Customers need storage that will grow alongside their business without forklift upgrades, offer a robust feature set and simplify management– all of the things we’ve designed Dell Fluid Data architecture around,” said Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager of Dell Storage.