HEADQUARTERS
Gossau (SG), Switzerland
OVERVIEW
  • Migros improves content database performance by storing large data on external storage spaces
  • Externally storing less-relevant data on cost-efficient storage spaces cuts long-term costs
  • Solution used: StoragePoint
Migros downsizes database and improves company-wide collaboration performance
Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz moves large data to cost-efficient storage spaces and improves database performance as well as backup efficiency
CHALLENGE

As the amount of data used in daily operations steadily increased, without data being deleted from the server after use or expiry of the retention period, it not only became less clear how much data was stored, but the data processing performance was significantly burdened as well.

Efficient digital collaboration became increasingly difficult, and regular backups and data recovery were sluggish.

Marc Hunziker
IT Systems Engineer, Migros Eastern Switzerland cooperative

With StoragePoint, we were able to significantly reduce the size of the SharePoint databases, restoring them to a high-performance and supportable condition.

SOLUTION

Migros’ IT team came across Metalogix StoragePoint when searching for a fitting solution to optimize company-wide collaboration clarity and perfor-mance. “As Metalogix is a well-known player in the SharePoint scene, we took a closer look at StoragePoint,” explains Marc Hunziker, IT Systems Engineer at Migros. Metalogix organized various live demonstrations that managed to convince Migros of the solution’s use.

“With StoragePoint, we could significantly reduce the size of the SharePoint databases, restoring them to a high-performance and supportable condition,” elucidates Marc Hunziker. “The storage space necessary on the SQL server was cut by half thanks to the solution.”

"The Metalogix support team has always provided us with fast and very good service, although we have not faced any critical challenges so far using the Metalogix solutions."

Josef Stark, IT Systems Engineer, Migros Eastern Switzerland cooperative

RESULT & OUTLOOK

“We managed to improve the performance of our SharePoint database with StoragePoint and, additionally, brought our in-creasingly large database up to speed,” continues Josef Stark, a fellow IT Systems Engineer at Migros. “The solution was quickly and easily integrated into the existing environment and its configuration. Moreover, the tool is very intuitive and does not re-quire modifications during normal daily operation.”

Users do not notice any difference during collaboration, as data is seamlessly accessed independent of its location in the company. The only difference users notice is the perfor-mance increase.

“The Metalogix support team has always provided us with fast and very good service, leaving a great im-pression on us,” says Josef Stark. “Although we have not faced any critical challenges so far using the Metalogix solutions, we still feel like we can depend on good and competent consulting.”

Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz – company information

Migros employs around 9,900 employees from 93 countries, operating 105 supermarkets, 48 specialist stores, 70 restaurants, 10 Klubschulen (club schools), 2 fitness parks, 10 MFIT training centers, a golf course, as well as a hotel. The economic area of operation of Migros Eastern Switzerland contains the cantons of Appenzell, Grisons, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen, Thurgau, as well as the northern and eastern parts of the Zurich canton.