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Gijima Powers Sustainability, Performance and Cost Savings with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platforms

By Cara Chaffey posted 03-10-2023 09:09


Gijima is one of South Africa's leading ICT companies, providing cloud infrastructure, IT and outsourcing services.  Its state-of-the-art Tier-3 data center hosts business-critical systems for many of the company's biggest clients.

When Gijima acquired the data center they inherited most of the existing infrastructure and decided that upgrading to Hitachi storage solutions could dramatically improve performance and manageability.

With the new solution in place, Gijima were able to achieve:

Non-disruptive migration For most of the systems, the Gijima team was able to use the nondisruptive migration feature of Hitachi software to transfer the data to the new arrays seamlessly, without any downtime.

Improve Performance Long-running batch processes now execute faster.  Plus application response times have dropped to the sub-millisecond level-providing a remarkable improvement in user experience.

Sustainability and Cost Savings Gijima slimmed down its total data landscape by about 25%.  This physical consolidation of the infrastructure has resulted in a 66% reduction in power, cooling, and space requirements.  As energy efficient solutions are a priority for Gijima's clients, the company can highlight that its infrastructure supports their sustainability goals.

Time savings Gijima is also saving time and effort on storage management. For example, reporting on storage performance and capacity used to be a tedious, manual task. Today, it's just a few mouse-clicks.


"We've built a close relationship with Hitachi Vantara here in South Africa, and the local engineering team is very strong. Both technically and commercially, we now have a solution that works for Gijima and will enable us to continue improving our service to clients, both now and in the future."

Marais De Bod, Team Leader: Technical Solution Engineer, Gijima

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