ESP’s business has been booming with year over year growth rates of 40%. They needed a new data storage infrastructure to support this exponential data growth and capitalize on growth opportunities. They evaluated several solutions and selected Imation’s Nexsan NST hybrid storage systems. Since deployment a little more than a year ago, ESP has seen remarkable business and operational efficiency improvements – gains that they attribute to Imation storage.
Due to the nature of their business, ESP has experienced recent exponential data growth; new technologies and regulations have created more high-resolution images, files and other data that the company needs to store and keep secure. Not long ago the company stored between 20TB and 40 TB on 5-10 various network-attached storage devices. In addition, ESP’s IT user base has grown about 40 percent in the last year. As data and user growth has continued, it became necessary to upgrade their IT infrastructure to a central storage system that could be housed at the corporate office and interoperate with ten satellite offices.
ESP needed a data storage infrastructure with:
- Speed. The company’s operations include the sending and receiving of a high volume of high-resolution images and large data files, so the IT infrastructure needed to enable that without slowing operations down.
- Reliability. Uptime is essential to ESP’s operations, and its infrastructure needs to operate without downtime – especially as the infrastructure grows to store many times more data than it did at deployment.
- Capacity and Scalability. The company needed to scale its usable capacity from around 40TB to more than 300TB. It also needed to enable further capacity additions to accommodate more data and user growth.
- • Low TCO. ESP needed to unlock all of these features and capabilities and fit their budget.
The Nexsan storage from Imation is easy to use, easy to engineer, the support is great, and overall it’s an easy and reliable storage solution. We deployed our solution a little more than a year ago, and we haven’t looked back…I could not be happier.
Richard Marazza, IT Manager, ESP Associates, P.A.