Tegile Systems, a pioneer in primary storage de-duplication in virtualized server and desktop environments, announced today that Billion Automobile, GMC’s fourth largest U.S. dealership, has implemented Tegile’s Zebi Storage Array to serve its host of databases, file services, ADP data, as well as deliver strong performance for a positive experience to the company’s 500 virtual desktop users.
Billion Automobile is a large Midwest auto dealership with 16 locations in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. The family-owned company, which was founded in 1935, has 900 employees, 100 of them are delivering cars in the field, 800 located at dealerships. Five hundred employees are Virtual Desktop Integration (VDI) clients. Billion Auto also operates one of the nation’s largest automobile website.
According to Kevin Huber, manager of client development, IT Outlet, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the reseller on the project, Billion Auto’s number one driver was pressure from its VDI users. “Sales people working in our lots were simply unable to do their job because performance was so slow on their client devices. It was directly impacting our ability to generate revenue. So the ability to improve performance for users was a key consideration. The company also wanted to address scalability in order to accommodate further aggressive growth when we move the datacenter to an offsite co-location facility.”
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