With the deployment of the Storwize solutions Polycom has seen the benefit of reducing its data footprint by 60 percent in a research and development environment. In addition, Polycom reported a reduction of bandwidth between its main and disaster recovery sites.
The Storwize deployment was fast and completely transparent to our users. Storwize solutions have been integrated into our longer-term strategy of making our storage infrastructure more efficient and as green as possible and as such we have also included Storwize as part of our virtualization strategy, said Amit Bar-On, IT Manager at Polycom.
Our family of real-time data compression appliances extends the lifecycle of the most data-intensive data centers by allowing them to store and move more mission-critical information without having to extend their infrastructure investment and with no performance degradation, said Gal Naor, Storwize CEO. Our STN-6000p reduces the data footprint by an average of 65% across multiple applications and up to 95% on critical business applications so that established enterprises, such as Polycom, can benefit from savings starting at the point of origin and extending throughout their entire storage infrastructure.