Westcon Group is the world’s leading specialty distributor of advanced network technology solutions. Founded in 1985, Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including VoIP, network security and wireless and mobility-based connectivity. Westcon Group is a significant sales channel for Cisco, Nortel Networks, Avaya and close to 100 other industry-leading vendors.
A Rapidly Growing Business
Westcon Group went into production on JD Edwards in 2000 using different environments for each of its subsidiaries. In 2004, in order to introduce global policies/procedures, these environments were consolidated by region into the Americas, EMEA, and AsiaPac. Since the “go live” in 2000, Westcon Group has continued to grow, acquiring four companies in 2007 alone. This rapid expansion meant that Westcon Group’s IT department was faced with the major challenge of maintaining system performance in the face of rapidly increasing data volumes.
- Proactively address data growth
- Shorten batch processing time
- Optimize use of IT resources
- Minimize data storage costs
- Purge & archive customized applications & tables
IT Project Manager, Westcon Group
ARCTOOLS – The Perfect Fit
Westcon Group not only needed a robust and trustworthy purging and archiving solution, they also needed one that was flexible enough to deal with highly customized applications – Westcon Group’s order entry system is over 75% customized.
ARCTOOLS was chosen for its flexibility, reliability and because it offered a faster return on investment than other vendors. In just a matter of days, ARCTOOLS was installed and technically configured to meet the complex technical architecture required. No extra hardware was needed and the functional implementation was completed on schedule.
After successfully going into production with ARCTOOLS in North America, Westcon Group’s internal team was able to autonomously deploy the solution to their European platform. With ARCTOOLS, Westcon Group has quickly, easily, and cost-effectively surpassed its purging and archiving goals.Download the full case study here »