DSV implements data management solution to support complex supply chains

DSV is a global supplier of transport and logistics services employing 220,000 people worldwide with annual revenue of €6.1billion for 2013. DSV provides an extensive range of transport and logistics solutions under the brands DSV Road, DSV Air & Sea and DSV Solutions, employing more than 400 people in 7 locations. Achieving high availability and ultra-fast access to information is essential in ensuring the company meets its customers' stringent requirements for improved visibility within complex supply chains.

DSV implements data management solution to support complex supply chains
The Challenge

DSV required a data management solution that would allow the business to handle shipments, resources and documents that are all concurrently in motion with zero data loss should there be a maximum of one hour downtime.

The Solution

Trilogy Technologies implemented FAS NetApp SAN replication with snap mirror and VMware site recovery software. DSV’s voice recognition software, which is used to run the warehouse picking system is configured on a highly available cluster in the primary location. This replicates in real time to a second location.  In the event of an outage, there is zero data loss and recovery of the secondary site is achieved in less than an hour.  The solution is built on NetApp’s unified storage architecture. NetApp SnapMirror technology provides fast, efficient data management, data replication and disaster recovery for DSV’s critical data.

The Result

DSV now has a data management solution that is scalable with access to all the information needed at all times – a solution that can turn disaster recovery into a business accelerator.

achievements

  • New network compression technology to reduce bandwidth utilisation
  • Accelerated data transfers and improved storage efficiency in a virtual environment using NetApp deduplication
  • A solution that can turn disaster recovery into a business accelerator

client perspective

" Trilogy completed the project successfully and delivered on our requirements of high availability, disaster recovery, performance, data protection and effective management of data storage. We now have a solution that is scalable and access to all the information we need at all times. "

Sean Darcy, Managing Director