Carnival Cruise Lines Uses Dell Servers
In an attempt to upgrade IT infrastructure and improve its operational efficiency, Carnival Cruise Lines recently completed an overhaul of its data center, deploying new server racks featuring Dell hardware. Over the course of the project’s duration, the company replaced EMC Symmetrix, Clariion and Celerra servers with Dell EqualLogic iSCSI arrays, Computerworld reports.
According to the report, the new server installation took place in the company’s Miami data center and on 22 of its ships. The upgrade took two-and-a-half years, and reduced the total cost of hardware, software and maintenance by 60 percent. This was accomplished while also improving overall performance.
The project also created a number of other benefits for the company, including a 60 percent reduction in its environmental footprint and a 38 percent increase in performance at its Oracle-based data center. SAN-based replication used in the establishment also provides a four-hour recovery time for virtual machines.
Recently, Dell announced a new program designed to create a cloud-in-a-box solution with its PowerEdge C2100 and C6100 servers. The devices have been integrated with a Canonical Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud solution to simplify IaaS deployment.