SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) announced today that Intense Lighting has streamlined its storage system architecture, enhanced performance, and improved efficiencies managing its business critical data with the StoreVault S500 storage solution with SnapManager software for SQL and Microsoft Exchange 2000 servers.
Intense Lighting provides specification-grade lighting fixtures for a wide range of projects, and has experienced tremendous growth as a company since 2001. In fact, company-wide data has grown by 70% in the last year alone. The companys IT staff manages 37 computers, six HP servers, and more than 500 gigabytes (GB) of direct-attached storage. Before enlisting the StoreVault solution, they were also utilizing tape-based backup, which made restoring data inefficient, taking more than two hours to find, load, and restore for just 5 to 6 gigabytes of data. Furthermore, SQL Server and Exchange databases were scattered across multiple arrays and each required a separate log-in, which made connecting each server a time-consuming and cumbersome process.
As we continued to grow and the need for additional storage space became apparent, we were looking for a storage solution that would help us manage our storage and data proliferation, explains Josh Huisken, IT manager for Intense Lighting. With the synergies between NetApp and VMware, the choice was clear that by going with a virtualized storage and server environment, wed be able to maximize our storage capabilities.