Data Management

Air Products: Manufacturer Shrinks Storage Needs by 75 Percent With Upgrade, Helps Business Grow

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Executive Summary

Air Products serves customers in energy, environmental, and emerging markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of gases, performance materials, equipment, and technology used by thousands of industries, ranging from semiconductor materials to refinery hydrogen and natural gas liquification. Air Products has ambitious plans to expand its business by 50 percent without increasing its IT budget. To cost-effectively handle more data, Air Products upgraded its SAP databases to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and industry-standard servers. As a result, Air Products has reduced business data warehouse storage needs by up to 75 percent, improved database performance by 50 percent, and simplified backup procedures - all of which help the business expand.

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