Dis-Chem Hyperspeeds Performance

Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Dis-Chem Pharmacies

INDUSTRY

Retail

SOLUTIONS

Hyperconverged

HARDWARE

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC series, powered by VMware vSAN

SERVICES

Installation completed by Hitachi Vantara and First Technology.

Challenge

Challenge:

Create an enterprise ready, dynamic IT environment.

Solution

Solution:

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC series, powered by VMware vSAN.

Outcomes

  • High availability and performance of business-critical database.
  • Virtual server setup reduced from 48 to 2 minutes.
  • Protection against data loss.
  • Quick response to spikes in demand.

Dis-Chem is a leading pharmacy group in South Africa. Started in 1978 as a family business, it now has more than 130 stores, including two partner stores in Namibia. In addition to pharmaceutical products and services, its retail pharmacies sell personal care, beauty, healthcare, nutrition and baby care products, as well as confectionary, dry grocery, household and other ancillary products.

The performance of the environment is astronomically good; we immediately experienced high availability of the environment and there were virtually no headaches in the deployment. Furthermore, the performance between the old and the new can’t even be compared.

– Lee Engelbrecht, Technical Manager Dis-Chem

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