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EMC Enterprise Flash Drive Technology Enables Liaoning Mobile to Access Billing Information Nearly 70% Faster
HOPKINTON, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the
world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that
China Mobile Liaoning Company (Liaoning Mobile), a subsidiary of China Mobile,
has dramatically enhanced the speed and performance of its customer relations
management (CRM) system by adding enterprise flash drives to its existing EMC
Symmetrix DMX-4 networked storage system.
EMC pioneered the use of enterprise flash drives technology in its
Symmetrix and EMC CLARiiON networked storage product lines to deliver
unprecedented performance and energy efficiency. Enterprise flash drives help
organizations reduce access time, latency and power consumption. For example,
it would take thirty or more 15,000 RPM Fiber Channel disk drives to deliver
the same performance as a single flash drive.
In a single month, the system has to manage three billion records
generated by 20 million users in the 56 county-level subsidiaries and 14
branches of Liaoning Mobile. Running this workload on traditional 15K hard
disk drives, Liaoning Mobile experienced a bottleneck delivering records to
the CRM system. This bottleneck led to a delay between the reads and writes
reaching the database index and severely limited responsiveness to customers.
To address this challenge, Liaoning Mobile deployed EMC's enterprise flash
drive technology in 2008 to improve the operational efficiency of its CRM
system and provide its customers with more rapid bill checking.
Liaoning Mobile installed just nine 146GB enterprise flash drives in
November 2008. To optimize how the drives are used, the company tiered its
information so only data from the current month will be saved on the flash
drives and older data will be stored on the fibre channel disk. This has
helped reduce the amount of time it takes for a customer to check billing
information by nearly seventy percent.
Mr. Wang Xin, Director of the system maintenance office in the Business
Support Center for Liaoning Mobile, and was the project manager for the
enterprise flash drive deployment, said, "There is huge potential for flash
technology in the telecom sector. For example, China Mobile's province-level
branches experience bottlenecks and congestion of data. Without flash
technologies, they would need to buy more fibre channel disks and might not
achieve their performance requirements. Due to the enhanced performance,
several other province-level branches of China Mobile have added enterprise
flash drives to their existing EMC Symmetrix DMX-4 networked storage system."
Brian Gallagher, EMC Senior Vice President and General Manager of the
Symmetrix and Storage Virtualization Group, added, "We have seen tremendous
demand for enterprise flash drives, driven largely because of their dramatic
impact on application performance and cost effectiveness. A small number of
enterprise flash drives in a single system can speed up many applications. By
placing the right data on the right tier of storage, leading organizations
like Liaoning Mobile are able to realize significant performance gains which
can translate into advantages for their business."
EMC is currently the only vendor capable of providing comprehensive
enterprise flash drive arrays, ranging from its high-end Symmetrix to the
midrange CLARiiON and Celerra . In March 2009, EMC announced new,
larger-capacity, second-generation Enterprise Flash Drives of 200GB and 400 GB
with significant cost savings and performance improvements.
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider
of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable
organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value
from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be
found at www.EMC.com.
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