When Altenloh, Brinck & Co. U.S. added a new ERP system for efficient supply chain management, the result was an unexpected strain from I/O demand, causing system crashes, data corruption, and handheld scanners locking up. Orders were processing so slowly, shipping was behind by at least a day.
“We were looking at adding more hardware and hoping for the best,” Curt says. “We did finally add more VMs to split up the load, but it had no impact. It had nothing to do with the application, but the volume of I/O going through the system,” he explains.
Since rolling out DymaxIO, there have been no system crashes, device lock-ups, and corrupted data tables. The IT resource dedicated to fighting fires is now doing the job she was hired for.
“By getting rid of I/O, DymaxIO solved our problems, and I saved about $250K in hardware costs,” he explains. “Performance has improved so significantly, orders move from sales to shipping in real-time, saving a day of productivity. Now our biggest problem is we can hardly keep up with the pace of the orders. We’re more efficient than ever and people are back to loving their jobs.”