By chhandomay on May 08, 2009
launch in 1999, Internet mail-order business myToys.de has grown by 30%
to 40% each year. myToys.de sells its merchandise at stationary
branch offices, through a mail-order catalog, and on its Web site,
which is where the company receives the majority of its orders.
Until recently, myToys.de ran with the help of a classic PC infrastructure, which required many individual devices to be administered, serviced, and updated constantly. Last year as the business growth put additional strain on the customer service team - particularly during the peak periods of Christmas and Easter - Olaf Brehmer, head of System Administration at myToys.de decided it was time to find a replacement solution.
(Logo courtesy: myToys.de)
solution focused on Sun
VDI Software, and was based on the Sun
StorageTek 6450 array, seven Sun Fire X4100
servers, a Sun
server, 65 Sun Ray 2
thin clients, and the Solaris 10
System. Deployment was fast and successful, as the implementation
started at the end of August, leaving no time for a proof of concept
before the busy run up to Christmas began.
With the new system in place, employees at myToys.de now have the flexibility to work at their own desk, another office, or at home while still having access to all of their applications and documents. Olaf Brehmer reports that "thanks to our new Sun Ray technology and Sun VDI deployment, we can scale our business successfully to meet seasonal demand while reducing the overall cost of administration."
Check out the complete details here.