Submitted by MCA Admin 1 on 21 February, 2013 - 12:35
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It’s great to see a company that takes a truly comprehensive approach to data protection reap the rewards. Serco Global Technology Delivery is relying on an integrated Quantum DXi disk and Scalar tape solution to save $2 million in storage costs over the next five years.
Serco delivers a range of managed and outsourced business solutions. In just three years, its technology business has steadily grown from a 50-terabyte (TB) environment into a sprawling 800TB infrastructure. Following Serco’s projections, the company should reach five petabytes within five years, so it needed a flexible solution to protect this explosion of data while cutting management costs.
Serco implemented an integrated disk and tape-based system from Quantum to meet its needs. The company now has eight DXi8500s and two Scalar i500s to provide flexible deduplication, a scalable architecture, and enterprise-wide backup and DR for its clients. Serco runs CommVault backup software and uses Quantum Vision management software to manage its disk and tape environment – and the IT team can use their mobile devices to track Vision data.