Clopay Corporation

Clopay Corporation, a Griffon Company, is a global leader in specialty plastic film manufacturing and the nation’s largest manufacturer of residential garage doors.

“Like any building products company, the recession has had an impact on our business, requiring that cost reduction and efficiency improvement efforts be top priorities. The dramatic cost savings facilitated by the Informatica database archiving solution are bolstering Clopay’s competitive position and boosting profitability in a challenging economic climate.”

— A. Vinod, Vice President of Information Technology, Clopay Corporation

Business Need

Lower business and IT costs.

Increase agility and responsiveness in sales, marketing and service operations.

Maximize business flexibility.

Challenges

Manage data growth arising from an expanding Oracle E-Business Suite deployment and business growth.

Optimize performance of the application infrastructure.

Reduce management, software and hardware costs associated with Oracle data.

Solutions & Results

Payback within less than 1.5 years.

Experienced a 30% improvement in application performance.

Reduced total database size in production by 50% in three years.

Bolstered the company’s competitive position and boosted profitability in a challenging economic climate.

Ensured that the backup process comfortably completed within the backup window

Maintained data integrity and data access after the data was archived.

Provided staff with seamless access to archived data from existing application interfaces.

Introduced flexibility to search and report on archived data.

Reduced number of tape backups and increased the volume of disk backups.

Technologies Used

Informatica Data Archive

Safely archives application data to cost-effectively manage growing data volumes.

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