TY­RONE SYS­TEMS: CRAFT­ING A SO­LU­TION FOR FABINDIA

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Fabindia, the gar­ment and home fur­nish­ing re­tail chain, con­sol­i­dated its dis­trib­uted IT sys­tems at 174 stores on a cen­tral site.

Ty­rone Sys­tems, which ex­e­cuted the project for ` 3 crore, says that the in­vest­ment is in sync with the re­tailer’s ex­pan­sion plans.

Notes San­deep Lodha, Di­rec­tor, Ty­rone, “Be­fore the con­sol­i­da­tion the man­age­ment could take strate­gic de­ci­sions only at the end of the day be­cause the in­for­ma­tion was up­dated only af­ter busi­ness hours. There was no real-time vis­i­bil­ity into the in­ven­tory of over two lakh prod­ucts.”

Ty­rone de­ployed a uni­fied stor­age so­lu­tion con­nect­ing all re­tail out­lets; this of­fered real-time vis­i­bil­ity of in-store and on­line trans­ac­tions.

The so­lu­tion is built around Ty­rone’s Op­slag FS2 uni­fied stor­age ar­chi­tec­ture com­pris­ing eight blade servers run­ning on an MS Win­dows server and an MS SQL data­base server, 72 bays with In­finiBand ports, 64 bays with SSDs con­fig­ured on RAID 5 used for on­line trans­ac­tions, and SAS drives used for vol­ume back­ups.

“The Op­slag FS2 plat­form helped vir­tu­al­ize Fabindia’s file and block data and drive high I/O per sec­ond on re­tail trans­ac­tions,” Lodha in­forms.

As a re­sult, Fabindia can now han­dle 2030 TB of data; the de­ploy­ment of 40 GBPS In­finiBand takes care of la­tency is­sues. For fu­ture re­quire­ments Lodha says that Fabindia only needs to add more pipes on the In­ter­net and put fresh links to the servers in the data cen­ter.

Be­fore the con­sol­i­da­tion the man­age­ment could take strate­gic de­ci­sions only at the end of the day be­cause the in­for­ma­tion was up­dated only af­ter busi­ness hours

SAN­DEEP LODHA

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