Vice President and CIO at Hero MotoCorp
Within Hero MotoCorp, the total size of data that we deal with is about 200-300 terabytes and every year we observe an increase of 8-10 terabytes.
When it comes to allocating specific storage components for specific business needs and enterprise apps, the key deciding factor is speed of access required by these apps. For example, SSDs are being used for apps requiring high performance and experiencing high transaction rates such as SAP ERP, Dealer Management System (DMS) etc.
Generally, the investment done every year by Hero MotoCorp for buying and maintaining storage infrastructure is about 3-4 percent of the total IT investment.
During a regular day, the DMS experiences invoice generation of 22,000 to 25,000 two-wheelers, while the size of two-wheeler servicing invoicing ranges from 70,000 to 80,000 per day. On festivals like Navratras and Dhanteras about 1 lakh invoices are generated per day for two-wheelers bought. All these transactions happening via DMS require quick turnaround time and hence this app has been placed on high-performance SSD storage.
Then there is the next level of storage, made up of high-speed disk — SAN — which accommodates other enterprise apps that do not call for