By transforming its infrastructure, Kooperativa now has the foundations it needs to support the 24/7 delivery of digital services to customers and employees. “Greater digitalization boosts user satisfaction and productivity,” adds Vyvážil. In 2018, customers were able to open 70,000 life insurance cases online via the new portal, which significantly speeds up and simplifies the claims process.
The new storage environment has improved IOPS performance by 270%, enabling faster access to applications and services.
Consolidating its storage on Hitachi Vantara’s energy-efficient systems has reduced Kooperativa’s power consumption by 60% and delivered an additional 40% saving on data center cooling costs. The company has also made financial savings through lower licensing fees, and has freed up rack space by 80%.
Capacity has increased by 31% across the entire infrastructure with deduplication freeing up space both on the HNAS and HCP solutions. “We currently have 92 million objects stored on HCP, but deduplication has enabled a 37% saving on space, and compression has unlocked a further 12%,” says Vyvážil.
“We’ve worked with Hitachi Vantara for years; they offer reliable and mature solutions,” says Kooperativa CIO Dušan Drdla. “The new solution enables us to optimize storage capacity and data availability while also controlling costs.”
With a highly scalable and reliable platform underpinning its digital roadmap and customer services, it’s no wonder that Kooperativa has achieved a 25% market share in the Czech Republic. “Hitachi Vantara technology is an essential pillar of the infrastructure that enables us to deliver award-winning service to our customers,” says Drdla. “With smarter storage and data management, we can spend time developing more products and services that deliver greater customer value and boost our competitive advantage.”