EMC Equals E-Commerce for OfficeMax

EMC Corp. said that
OfficeMax
Inc. has selected EMC Enterprise Storage systems and advanced software to
enhance information availability and streamline management of its growing
catalog and electronic commerce business.


“With EMC Enterprise Storage, OfficeMax provides more continuous
access to our mission-critical systems, which in turn improves customer
satisfaction,” said Michael Feuer, OfficeMax’s chairman and chief executive
officer.


“Our e-commerce site is always online, our call centers are open
seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and we operate 17 delivery centers around
the country that guarantee next-day delivery. Any short period of system
downtime may result in lost customers, revenue and profitability.”


OfficeMax has acquired Fibre Channel-connected EMC Symmetrix Enterprise
Storage systems and several EMC software solutions–including EMC
TimeFinder, EMC PowerPath and Symmetrix Manager. Spending was not disclosed.


OfficeMax also will use EMC TimeFinder to create a copy of production data,
freeze it at a point in time, and allow parallel backup access to this data
while productive work continues.


“Performing backups with TimeFinder while the systems are running will
eliminate a significant portion of our planned outages,” said Feuer.
“TimeFinder will let us run backups on a daily basis.”

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