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Pillar Data Systems-Skyservice Airlines

Serving the needs of Canadian travelers, Skyservice Airlines, Inc. is the country’s leading commercial charter airline and a recognized leader in aviation services. In 2008, Skyservice made plans to expand its data center, and started to implement a VMware environment. It was at that point they discovered some problems with their current data center, including maintenance difficulties, inefficient cooling, and an ineffective disaster recovery policy. As a result, Skyservice Airlines began their search for a new storage solution that would work with their existing NetApp system.

Vendor: Pillar Data Systems

Customer: Skyservice Airlines, Inc. www.skyserviceairlines.com                    
Vertical Markets: Transportation
State
: International – Canada

 

Technology Used: Pillar Axiom 600

Solution: Serving the needs of Canadian travelers, Skyservice Airlines, Inc. is the country's leading commercial charter airline and a recognized leader in aviation services. The company's customers include tour operators, corporations, professional sports teams, and government organizations. A key part of running the business is managing data regarding fleet management, bookings, regulations, and certifications. 

In 2008, Skyservice made plans to expand its data center, and started to implement a VMware environment. It was at that point they discovered some problems with their current data center, including maintenance difficulties, inefficient cooling, and an ineffective disaster recovery policy. As a result, Skyservice Airlines began their search for a new storage solution that would work with their existing NetApp system.

For Skyservice, the best solution was the Pillar Axiom 600. Factors that influenced the airline’s decision included the ease with which the system could be consolidated with the existing NetApp system and the fact that it would add 10-TB to their storage pool.

Since implementing the Pillar Axiom 600 storage solution, the company's IT staff members have noticed marked improvements in the performance of systems. They say that software seems to function faster and more efficiently. Thanks to the Pillar Axiom 600's simple GUI, staff can now manage the system in less time and without the assistance of consultants. The Pillar Axiom 600 is a scalable solution, so its capacity can be expanded in the future without worrying about costly downtime. Finally, the storage system has resulted in reduced cooling and power costs, which is beneficial for the environment and Skyservice’s bottom line.

Further details: http://www.pillardata.com/resources/case-studies/pillar_cs_Skyservices.pdf




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