TYRONE SYSTEMS: CRAFTING A SOLUTION FOR FABINDIA
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