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April 14, 2015 09:00 ET

WE Fashion Dresses Up SQL Server Performance With PernixData FVP Software

Major Retail Chain Accelerates Database Queries and Minimizes Storage Costs With PernixData Software, Dell SSDs and IBM Storage

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - PernixData, the leader in server-side storage intelligence, today announced that WE Fashion, a Dutch based fashion chain that sells clothing, shoes, bags and other accessories in Europe, has deployed PernixData FVP™ software to optimize the performance of virtualized databases used for business critical cash register operations.

WE Fashion is a large retail chain with approximately 240 shops and 3,000 employees in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland. The company has Microsoft SQL databases in place for OLTP/OLAP functions pertaining to their cash register software. After the company added a variety of applications, they noticed storage performance slow down considerably, which hampered the productivity of employees using this software.

"We considered an upgrade to more expensive storage systems, but the cost was prohibitive. With the free trial and minimal effort to install, PernixData's FVP software was the quickest solution to implement, and yielded the best results," said Roy Pellegrom the Systems Administrator at WE Fashion.

PernixData FVP is a key infrastructure element of any virtualized data center. The software virtualizes server side flash and memory into a clustered acceleration tier that enables IT administrators to quickly, easily and cost-effectively optimize VM performance while scaling-out storage performance with compute resources.

According to Pellegrom, with PernixData FVP software in place (in conjunction with Dell branded Intel® DC S3700 SSDs and IBM System Storage DS3400), "The storage latency has been reduced from 30-40 ms down to 0.1-1.5 ms, which has resulted in a big chunk of daily 'wait time' being removed. Before, the users had to schedule a whole work day to do some database testing. Now, with PernixData FVP software installed, they can do the same tests in under 2 hours. The day-to-day tasks run much quicker, which means they are more productive."

"We were searching for a high value investment to boost our virtualized environment," said Pellegrom. "Upgrading our storage would have cost us 6x more than the PernixData solution, and would have yielded less impressive performance gains, making this a real no-brainer."

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PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtualized data centers. The company's software puts storage intelligence into high speed server media, establishing a control point for optimizing application performance and managing data center operations with true scale-out growth. With PernixData software, customers can leverage any storage platform for capacity, creating a decoupled storage architecture that maximizes design flexibility while minimizing storage costs.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit www.pernixdata.com and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

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