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ETERNUS DX80 increases IT reliability and security of China Eastern Airline

"Fujitsu ETERNUS DX80 S2 storage system safeguards the “Data Mart” Project for China Eastern Airline"

The customer

China Eastern Airline, headquartered in Shanghai, is one of the three largest air transportation companies in China. Listed in 1997 on the Hong Kong, New York, and Shanghai stock markets, its business scope focuses on passenger and cargo, air transportation services. This covers everything from public air transportation, and the production and sale of related products, to the maintenance of aviation equipment. In January 2010, China Eastern Air Holding Company possessed assets worth in excess of RMB 100 billion Yuan, and had over 60,000 employees.

With a fleet of more than 400 aircrafts, China Eastern has an extensive flight network extending to 1000 cities in 187 countries. Each year they serve nearly 70 million travelers and rank among the world’s top 5 airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume.

The challenge

Growing competition in the aviation market, has built pressure on China Eastern Airlines to launch their “Data Mart” project. This project is designed to discover new service opportunities, and drive customer service quality. However, such a vital, mission critical system needs a reliable storage platform that is flexible enough to adjust to future requirements. Additionally, the airline required a knowledgeable partner to provide expertise in service and support.

The solution

Fujitsu introduced the SAN network storage solution consisting of the ETERNUS DX80 storage system and Brocade 300 SAN fibre channel switch. Coupled with Fujitsu’s strong service and support capability, this solution was able to provide the necessary reliability, and security.

The benefit

  • High reliability for the “Data Mart” through the powerful data protection technology
  • Increased flexibility produced from the storage platform’s redundancy features and expandability
  • Increased security with strong disaster recovery mechanisms protected by the data safe
  • Energy conservation design reduced TCO


Read the full China Eastern Airline case study (79 KB/A4, 2 pages)