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Case Study: GREE, Inc.

Migrating to a hyperconverged infrastructure

GREE is committed to their mission: "making the world a better place through the Internet." To achieve their mission, GREE innovates regularly to create new services that will contribute to a more efficient society. They needed an enterprise resource planning (EPR) system that could keep up. Cisco HyperFlex was the solution.

Summary

Challenges

  • Support numerous internal requests to improve the responsiveness of on-premises ERP system
  • Reduce the burden of the data center for costs and maintenance operations of ERP
  • Construct a higher performance virtual platform according to company and business scale

Solutions

  • Cisco HyperFlex was used as a virtual ERP platform
  • Standard installation virtual interface cards dramatically simplified network configuration

Results

  • Improved internal work environment and efficiency
  • Achieved a higher level of system fault tolerance
  • Doubled the speed of some of the internal systems responses
  • Faster backup work and night-time patch processing

What they’re saying

"As a trustworthy manufacturer already verified, we did not need to think much about it, and could spend more time considering the things we wanted to achieve and the business itself."

Toshiyuki Suzuki, Manager of IT Infrastructure and Operations Team, GREE, Inc.

Who is GREE, Inc.?

Industry: Internet media
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Company size: 1,500 employees