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Case Study: Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on a March 2011 survey of Hitachi Enterprise Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Selected their Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform for the following reasons:
    • Increased performance
    • Simplification of storage management
    • Reduction in space and energy consumption
    • Ease of migration

Use Case

  • Uses the following drive types with Dynamic Tiering:
    • SSD
    • SAS 10K
    • SATA
  • Uses the following applications with Dynamic Tiering:
    • A VMware virtual server
    • Oracle
    • SAP applications
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • NAS storage

Results

  • Selected Hitachi Dynamic Tiering virtual volumes for the following reasons:
    • Data or Information Lifecycle Management (DLM / ILM)
    • Simplified management
    • Reduced storage costs
  • Found the following Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform capabilities most useful:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Tiered storage




About This Data

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