challenge: Lower Capital and Operational Costs for Archiving Services While Assuring High Service-Level Guarantees
For IPR, the service levels offered to their customers are critical. While governments and corporations alike require that data be kept for extended periods of time, and in a retrievable form, inactive data can have a negative impact on the performance of the production environment. To help solve these challenges, IPR needed a robust archiving solution that would satisfy operational, performance and compliance requirements for its clients.
“Our customers need to reduce the capital and operational costs of managing and archiving data,” said Kathleen A. Sennett, Marketing Communications Manager, IPR International. “Additionally, our customers need to improve their compliance posture by using a service where they can reallocate their IT resources for other, more strategically important objectives. We created our DataGuardian® service to meet these increasing customer demands.”
- Two Nexsan Assureon™ secure online disk archives
- Four Nexsan SATABeast™ storage systems
Nexsan assureon benefits
- 40% reduction in purchase and operating costs
- Compliance-level privacy for customer data
- Highly available storage exceeds service-level agreements
- Automated management reduces the complexity and soft costs associated with traditional storage management
- Reduces management complexity with automated management
With customers ranging from mid-sized law firms and insurance companies to healthcare organizations, IPR takes its DataGuardian service levels very seriously. These types of organizations require constant access to their email and unstructured file data while being prepared to recover from any disaster, from simple server outages to extensive unexpected natural events. To meet backend storage needs, IPR was using a combination of NetApp and EMC SANs. However, the infrastructure was becoming increasingly costly and difficult to manage as the volume of customer data increased. To maintain very high service levels for their customers without incurring extensive costs, IPR needed to identify an alternative archiving solution upon which to base its DataGuardian service.
Nexsan Assureon has greatly reduced the IT resources required to deliver recovery services thereby improving overall cost-efficiency for clients, said Sennett. We are happy to have selected Assureon as our archiving platform and very content with what the solution has allowed us to do.
Kathleen A. Sennett, Marketing Communications Manager, IPR International