Giant Eagle, one of the United States’ largest food retailers and distributors, was in the market for new storage and security technology at each of their retail locations. As their previous physical SAN solution approached end of life, they sought to transition to a hyperconverged cluster platform with solid state flash as the primary storage media. More than 200 of the company’s stores include an onsite pharmacy, and so they were also hoping to implement software-based encryption and key management to protect their pharmacy data.

After evaluating several different options, Giant Eagle selected StorMagic SvSAN for its lightweight, highly available, low cost virtual storage solution. SvSAN helped Giant Eagle virtualize their storage, which in turn, helped eliminate challenges related to using spinning disks at their edge sites. They also took advantage of SvSAN’s built-in encryption, and SvKMS encryption key manager, to secure their in-store pharmacy data. SvKMS integrates seamlessly with SvSAN’s encryption feature, and has helped ensure the security of the pharmacies’ critical customer data.

Giant Eagle has realized the following benefits, by making the switch to StorMagic:

  • Increased Uptime: SvSAN delivers 100% uptime with a three-node cluster and has eliminated the outages and downtime that are common with physical SANs.
  • Reduced Hardware Costs: SvSAN has reduced Giant Eagle’s server requirements, by one or two servers per store, while still maintaining high availability.
  • Built for Retail: StorMagic delivers affordable application uptime, shared storage, high availability, and flexible security to retailers, and requires a minimal IT footprint.
  • Enterprise Encryption and Key Management: Giant Eagle’s pharmacy data is now well-protected, thanks to StorMagic encryption and key management. They also saved a significant amount of money and time by deploying both products.

For more information about how Giant Eagle is utilizing StorMagic, check out our full customer case study. To see how other customers are utilizing StorMagic products and services, visit our case study library. 


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