BOULDER, Colo., December 02, 2014
SolidFire, ranked the #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that Endicia, the leading provider of e-commerce shipping technologies and services, has deployed SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage platform to speed response time, deliver guaranteed performance, and scale non-disruptively as its business grows. Offering solutions, tools and APIs that integrate directly with customers’ software, applications and databases for generating shipping labels and printing postage, Endicia selected SolidFire to deliver the consistent, low latency required of its high-volume, performance-intensive transactional environment — enabling a seamless customer experience and sustainable service levels.
With over 25 years of leadership and innovation in electronic postage software solutions, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Endicia is dedicated to delivering value by creating breakthrough shipping technologies and services that help global businesses reach their customers. Endicia’s electronic postage solutions make it easier, faster and more affordable to ship through the U.S. Postal Service®. Endicia has been a trusted partner of the U.S. Postal Service since 1987 and its solutions have helped thousands of businesses, large and small, print more than $11 billion in postage.
Endicia’s IT team recognized that their legacy storage area network would not be able to keep up with the performance and capacity demands required to meet IT needs as the company continued to grow. Because customers need to access postage printing services around-the-clock, adding storage without having to shut down its production environment posed another challenge.
“Our growth trajectory demanded the response times of flash to speed up customer transactions within an infrastructure that could meet our current storage needs while simultaneously offering the potential to non-disruptively scale for the future,” said Endicia’s IT Manager and Senior Architect, Mitul Patel. “SolidFire has enabled Endicia to build an integrated, automated, high-availability data center that allows us to add guaranteed storage performance and capacity at any time without interrupting the shipping process for our customers.”
SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out platform enabled Endicia to run an always-live, 24x7 electronic postage ecosystem on a storage infrastructure that allows IT to add and manage flexible pools of performance and capacity without impact to Endicia’s services. A critical factor in Endicia’s decision to use SolidFire was the ability to guarantee fine-grain Quality of Service (QoS) to every customer and to back that performance with firm service level agreements (SLAs). By delivering predictable performance and guaranteeing that latency remains low over time, SolidFire has sped Endicia’s response time for processing and printing customers’ labels — reducing the number of man hours required for shipping and in turn, saving Endicia’s customers time and money.
“With SolidFire, Endicia now has the storage architecture to support the growth of its business with the agility to meet challenges and deliver the instantaneous shipping experience its customers expect,” said Dave Wright, CEO, SolidFire. “It was a thrill to see SolidFire’s technology prove itself as Endicia deployed our all-flash storage infrastructure to deliver guaranteed performance to thousands of businesses for buying and printing postage online.”
Learn more about how Endicia deployed SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage platform to speed response time, deliver guaranteed performance, and scale non-disruptively. Read about SolidFire’s new SF Series storage platforms, which start at 35TB of effective capacity and deliver guaranteed performance to every workload. Schedule a SolidFire demo today.