Dell data center solution helps cargo shipping firm cut facility costs by 60%

Infotech Lead America: Dell data center solution has assisted Amerijet International, a Florida-based cargo shipping company, to cut facility costs by 60 percent .

The cargo shipping company utilized end-to-end Dell data center solution including infrastructure, software and services to improve energy efficiency and reduce the time to print a manifest and close flights by 96 percent.

Amerijet carries more than 200 million pounds of freight annually to more than 550 destinations worldwide.

The cargo firm could reduce 60 percent of facility cost as it expedited freight transportation, met more customs cut-off times and improved customer satisfaction, Dell said.

Dell Services enabled Amerijet’s IT team to migrate its entire data center in 10 hours. The modern virtualized IT infrastructure enables the company to run cargo inventory reports in seconds instead of the previous 40 minutes and avoid unplanned downtime.

Jennifer S. Torlone, senior director, technology and information services at Amerijet Holdings, said: “We can get planes in the air faster and meet more customs cutoff times for freight clearance with our new Dell infrastructure. That means people don’t have to wait extra day to receive their shipments.”

The new data center is 100 percent virtual, reducing server footprint by over 66 percent. More than 120 virtual servers are running on just 14 Dell blades.

Amerijet deployed Dell Compellent storage with Dell AppAssure back-up software and upgraded its 1 Gigabit network to 10 Gigabit Ethernet with Dell Networking to enable an infrastructure that can easily scale into the future.

To secure its network and improve visibility into application-based threats, Amerijet replaced its existing VPN solution with Dell SonicWALL next-generation firewalls at its headquarters and each of its 84 sites around the world.

Looking for additional ways to bring value to the business and the bottom line, Amerijet implemented a new IP telephony solution based on Power-over-Ethernet with VLAN voice, video and other network traffic supported by Dell networking switches.


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