Honda Racing F1 Team Relies on BakBone NetVault


The Honda Racing F1 Team deployed BakBone NetVault: Backup to make its data protection strategy more flexible and cost effective while protecting 30TB of Windows, Exchange and SQL applications data across 40 servers.


The Honda Racing F1 Team stored nearly 100TB of data on a virtualized storage area network, which supplied information to approximately 80 file servers, 700 clients and a number of Linux and UNIX-based systems. The racing team selected BakBone because the old multiplatform environment restricted the number of available backup solutions and the software started showing functionality limitations.


"We were looking for a better solution, one that had the flexibility to suit our backup needs as they change over time. When we were shown BakBone NetVault: Backup and what it could do, it really caught our imagination," said Matt Harris, technical infrastructure manager at the Honda Racing F1 Team." The combination of affordable pricing with strong features such as serverless backup, SmartClients and staged disk backup really impressed us."


TIENS Group Selects Interwoven


TIENS Group, a multinational corporation with businesses in retail, travel and finance, selected Interwoven solutions to maximize the company’s online business performance.


The Interwoven solutions will play a key role in enabling TIENS Group to increase brand consistency across its entire Web presence, while reducing the inefficiencies and costs in its IT department.


“Interwoven is helping TIENS Group evolve its Web strategy to engage with customers and distributors. In the future, we plan to distribute content on WAP-enabled phones and via RSS, and integrate with our e-Business, online search and customer service applications. As we grow, our Interwoven content management platform will help us unlock the power of our content on a global scale,” said Yang Yupeng, global vice president of TIENS Group.


Reliance Communications Selects Greenplum and Sun Microsystems


Reliance Communications is using Greenplum Database, running on the Sun Data Warehouse Appliance, to power a range of applications from legal and regulatory compliance to call detail record analysis. 


After deploying the Sun Data Warehouse appliance running Greenplum Database, the time required to turn around an ad hoc request for detailed call records from the historical call detail record database shrank by over 80 percent in most cases, and the system reduced the average time to load a day’s worth of data by more than 80 percent, according to Greenplum.


“The Sun Data Warehouse Appliance running Greenplum Database is helping Reliance meet its goal of superior responsiveness in a challenging data environment – one that is characterized by rapid growth and increasing user demand,” said Raj Joshi, vice president and head of decision support systems at Reliance Communications Limited.  “Deploying the joint Greenplum and Sun solution improved our response times and enabled Reliance Communications to improve our data management.”


Erlanger Kentucky Police Select Information Builders


The Erlanger, Kentucky Police Department (PD) used Information Builders technology to create an operational business intelligence system with integrated search capabilities for local law enforcement applications.


The new information system combines current crime data from 19 government agencies with formerly unrelated information about suspects, incidents, arrests and crimes. Once the information system is fully deployed this summer, patrol officers will be able to respond more effectively to all types of calls and provide better services to Erlanger’s citizens, according to Information Builders.


“As local PDs strive to offer expanded services in the face of tight or dwindling budgets, law enforcement personnel have to work smarter to offer the same level of protection to their citizens,” said Marc Fields, Erlanger chief of police. “Erlanger PD now has an intelligent crime-fighting tool that will boost productivity and ultimately save lives.”


NetApp Provides Disaster Recovery for Hillsborough County Library Services


The Hillsborough County Library Services (HCLS), located in Tampa, Florida, solidified its disaster recovery capabilities and streamlined its overall storage environment with its installation of the NetApp S500 storage solution.


HCLS contains over 2.1 million volumes and circulates 8.2 million items a year. While data growth was never an issue for HCLS, its previous IT infrastructure was unable to handle backups at the same time as file storage. While the library survived more than 10 years without a fully featured backup scheme, changes had to be made to upgrade its rudimentary backup processes.


“Disaster recovery is something that we placed a very high premium on given the key role that HCLS plays in the success of the Hillsborough County library system,” said Jason Biggers, general manager of HCLS. “Unfortunately, our previous backup and recovery method wasn’t the long-term solution we needed. After looking around, we decided that the network storage capabilities of NetApp combined with the virtualization capabilities of VMware gave HCLS the best possible solution to meet our business needs.”

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