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KARI Installs Fujitsu PRIMERGY Servers

"We selected not only equipment but a partner for the future. The selection was made from among famous international server equipment brands. We preferred Fujitsu servers due to their optimum combination of price/quality. Fujitsu server equipment has become our corporate standard"

Vener Safin, IT Director, KARI

The customer

KARI is an international chain of stores selling fashion footwear and accessories for men and women. The brand is a household name in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. It runs a total of over 570 stores. KARI currently has 430 stores operating in Russia.

The KARI chain of stores appeared on the international market in 2012. The company implements the concept of fast-fashion, offering a wide circle of customers a varied and constantly updating range of fashionable footwear and accessories at affordable prices. Low prices entail large purchasing volumes and a large number of stores. The first collections were put together in January and, in March 2012, the company set up purchasing operations through its office in Hong Kong. The first stores opened in Poland in May 2012.

The challenge

The KARI retail chain uses the Columbus Retail information system to manage corporate business processes in all regions where it has a presence. It became evident that with the growth of the company, the quantity and volumes of data being processed would exceed the predicted figures, so the performance of the servers had to be enhanced and speed increased.

The solution

To address the problem Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX900, RX500 and RX200 servers were installed at the KARI data center and they were adopted as the technological standard for server equipment at KARI.

The benefit

  • Guaranteed continuity of business processes
  • Well-balanced scaling
  • Fault tolerance and protection of business-application data
  • Increased recyclability and guaranteed protection of investment in IT

Products and services

  • FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX200
  • FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX500
  • FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX900

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