HP Converged Infrastructure helps Jewelry Maker Stuller Inc.
HP today announced Stuller Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of jewelry in North America, has implemented an
HP Converged Infrastructure to maximize availability of critical applications for sales, manufacturing and distribution processes, enabling the company to better respond to customer demand.
Stuller purchased one of nearly 400
HP Integrity Superdome 2 systems that shipped during HP’s fiscal fourth quarter. During that same timeframe, the HP Integrity server blade business more than doubled on a sequential basis. The newest line of Integrity servers running the
HP-UX operating environment offer enterprise clients mission-critical reliability and a common, modular architecture.
Stuller relies on HP-UX on Superdome 2 to provide a resilient and flexible environment that supports its dynamic business cycles. Stuller also has deployed the
HP XP24000 Disk Array for storing critical data and
HP StorageWorks EML Library technologies for long-term archiving.
Stuller manufactures nearly 200,000 jewelry items that are distributed to more than 40,000 independent jewelers worldwide. As the company has launched new initiatives, such as catalogs, videos and new product lines, faster and more powerful servers became necessary to meet timely workload demands. After a thorough review of solutions from IBM and HP, Stuller chose to invest in an HP mission-critical Converged Infrastructure.
“Stuller needed a mission-critical computing environment that provided the flexibility and capacity to grow while meeting our customers’ ever-changing demands,” said Carol Skarlat, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Stuller Inc. “By deploying a Converged Infrastructure with Superdome 2, not only has the performance of our mission-critical applications skyrocketed, but the increased resiliency and scalability delivers the availability we need to keep our business running.”
HP Converged Infrastructure simplifies the data center
Migrating from its
HP 9000 Superdome server to an HP Integrity Superdome 2 has improved Stuller’s application performance by 250 percent. This increase has allowed the company to streamline order entry, sales, warehousing, inventory, shipping and manufacturing processes. As a result, Stuller can maintain its supply chain and distribute products more efficiently among its offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada and China, resulting in rapid response to customer demands.
HP Mission Critical Services assisted Stuller with its application migration from the HP 9000 environment to Superdome 2. Stuller also replaced seven older PA-RISC processor-based HP servers with a single
HP Integrity BL890c i2 blade server, reducing the physical footprint and costs associated with administrative, power and cooling by an average of 25 percent.
Stuller adds virtualized storage and connectivity
The processing speed of the
HP Integrity rx3600 paired with the
HP Data Protector software enables Stuller to perform backups four times faster. This eliminates transaction processing delays that occur during work hours and inhibit production timelines, and it reduces the risk of data loss due to incomplete backups.