NetApp Enables Revlon to Simplify IT Operations With Transition to an Agile Data Infrastructure

Tue Mar 5, 2013 8:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Mar 05 (Marketwire) -- 
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced its role in Revlon's IT
transformation. The global beauty leader turned to NetApp to help inject
simplicity, agility, and cost efficiencies throughout all levels of its
business. Through the NetApp(R) storage foundation, which is at the heart
of the company's IT operations, Revlon is able to ultimately make smarter
IT decisions that help fuel company growth. 

    Revlon manufactures and distributes millions of beauty products each year
to more than 100 countries across six continents, creating layers of
business complexity and incredible amounts of data. These challenges
limited the company's previous IT infrastructure, so Revlon approached
NetApp to transform its IT capabilities. By building on NetApp, Revlon
successfully implemented a private cloud infrastructure that increased
agility and enabled the company to adapt to meet growing consumer
demands. NetApp also helped Revlon harness its big data challenge,
turning 3.6PB of data from a burden into a business driver.

    "When we started our IT transformation in 2006, our overarching
philosophy was to simplify. Simplification enables the speed to adapt,
and speed is a competitive advantage. IT's job is to make systems work
for people, rather than people working for systems," said David
Giambruno, senior vice president and CIO for Revlon. "Leveraging NetApp
as our single storage and data management foundation provides a newfound
level of agility that impacts every aspect of our business. With 97% of
our total compute running on our internal cloud built by NetApp, we wield
the technology needed to turn data into information. Ultimately, that
enables us to support the business and to deliver high-quality,
innovative products to our consumers around the world."

    Revlon Delivers IT Simplicity with NetApp

--  Revlon's private cloud infrastructure runs more than 500 applications
    in a virtualized environment, which support more than 15,000 automated
    application moves a month. NetApp enables nondisruptive operations of
    these applications with 99.9999% uptime.
--  Revlon has experienced significant data center efficiencies with
    NetApp that include reducing energy costs by 72%, cutting its physical
    footprint by more than 50%, and avoiding investments of more than $70
--  With its newfound agility, Revlon IT has been able to increase project
    throughput by 425% since 2007, reduce time to deliver projects by 70%,
    and complete 99.6% of projects on budget and on time.
--  Revlon IT leverages NetApp to maintain business continuity by
    restoring or moving business processes within its cloud environment.
    This capability played a major role during a recent winter storm that
    forced Revlon to move data among its data centers. The entire process
    was managed by a single employee and took less than one hour,
    resulting in zero impact to the business or user experience.
--  Revlon created a new model to consume and organize 3.6PB of data
    generated from tracking 660 million SKU attributes per month. By
    leveraging NetApp, Revlon IT implemented a global master data system
    that enables the company to deploy actionable information across its
    global Mobile Business Intelligence platform to business units
    regardless of device or location for simplified operations.
--  Revlon is currently testing NetApp Flash Accel(TM) and has
    experienced considerable efficiency and performance gains that have
    allowed the company to avoid significant hardware investments while
    deploying a new global ERP platform on its internal cloud.


Get an in-depth look at how Revlon transformed IT from an impediment
to an enabler of the business.

    Supporting Quote

--  Julie Parrish, chief marketing officer, NetApp
     "Revlon is an ideal
    example for how IT agility leads to business success. The company
    understands that the right IT infrastructure can be a significant
    enabler of the business and create a competitive advantage. Building
    their infrastructure on NetApp has enabled Revlon to streamline
    operations and change the way employees think about and utilize data."


Additional Resources

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