ODC consulted Hitachi Vantara to find a solution that could deliver the performance and capacity it needed. After a full survey of the existing environment, the ODC and Hitachi teams worked together to create a plan that would minimize risk during the complex migration process. The main challenge was to consolidate storage from a range of older-generation Hitachi Unified Storage arrays to a single new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G700 solution.
“Working with Hitachi Vantara, we were able to design and execute the migration within just eight days,” says Adriano Filadoro, CEO at ODC. “The result is a new flash-based storage architecture that not only provides better performance and scalability, but also improves our storage automation, monitoring and management capabilities.”
The storage upgrade was completed just in time to help ODC prepare for one of the most difficult crises in its history — the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. The company used the new storage system to scale up its virtual desktop environment to enable all of its employees to work from home and transitioned to a fully remote working model 15 days before the introduction of quarantine in the State of São Paulo.
Subsequently, the platform enabled ODC to expand its virtual desktop environment even further and offer it to clients as a new service. This innovation has helped the company’s clients continue working without disruption during the quarantine, with remote access to their data and without compromising on security and compliance.