Enterprise Storage

Who:

Sempra Energy
101 Ash St., HQ01A
San Diego, CA 92101-3017

When:

May 2007

What:

Client required a fix to its Storage Area Network (SAN), increase capacity and processing power.



The Challenge

Client's existing mid-range information SAN provided substandard performance and was causing errors in production processing.  Significant time troubleshooting didn’t produce any root cause and work around steps were put into place to maintain production processing.

The Solution

Created long term storage strategy that included replacing mid-range Clariion storage array with enterprise class Symmetrix storage array. Worked out arrangements for deep discount on new array which included trade in of existing sub-performing array.  Deal included a full forensics analysis of Clariion in vendor labs. Architecture was improved on new SAN to include an improved approach to storage tiers.

The Result

New array was installed with data migration and minimum impact to production.   Storage capacity increased 50% percent with a 30% improvement in performance.  The decommissioned array was sent back to vendor MC for analysis where it was determined to have failing electronic components.

 

About Sempra

Sempra Energy is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2012 revenues of approximately $10 billion. The Sempra Energy companies’ nearly 17,000 employees serve more than 31 million consumers worldwide. Sempra Global includes Sempra Commodities, Sempra Generation, Sempra Pipelines & Storage and Sempra LNG.