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Preferred Credit Picks Pillar

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- With explosive data growth and corresponding budgetary constraints, organizations are looking for alternatives such as server virtualization technologies and cost-effective scalable storage solutions to handle their expanding IT infrastructures. Today, Pillar Data Systems, the leading provider of Application-Aware storage systems, announced Preferred Credit selected the Pillar Axiom 300 storage system to manage the companys data and applications in its production environment. Implemented in conjunction with VMware, the Pillar Axiom is helping Preferred Credit optimize its Oracle and SQL database, as well as its Exchange applications, while laying the groundwork for a complete disaster recovery infrastructure.

Preferred Credit is a finance company that specializes in the direct-to-consumer market. The company experienced rapid growth over the past five years and as a result, required a new storage environment to meet its growing needs – even with a limited budget and staff to manage that system. Additionally, Preferred Credit was looking for a reliable storage platform that works well in a virtualized environment, while optimizing the performance of applications across physical servers.

“Preferred Credit is facing a problem many organizations do as they grow – they need to find the best way to maintain and access their data whenever they need it. This is no easy feat, especially when facing budgetary and resource constraints,” said Bob Maness, vice president of marketing, Pillar Data Systems. “Deploying Pillar and VMware was the optimal choice for Preferred Credit’s needs. The combined solution will help them lower costs and easily scale along with their corporate growth. Customers around the world are realizing the performance, utilization and cost benefits achieved through using a virtualized infrastructure consisting of VMware and Pillar.”

Pillar Data Systems Inc.