SAN FRANCISCO -- Riverbed Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:RVBD), the performance leader in wide-area data services (WDS), announced today that U-Store-It (NYSE:YSI), one of the largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities in the United States, has deployed Riverbeds Steelhead® WDS appliances to maintain service levels for all employees as the company migrated from a single centralized office to six regional management locations, while keeping IT centralized. With Riverbeds Steelhead appliances, U-Store-It was able to transparently migrate its servers from its Cleveland headquarters to a new centralized IT center in Wayne, Pennsylvania, provide disaster recovery between the two sites, ensure VoIP service at all six office locations all while maintaining a LAN-like experience for employees.
U-Store-It is a self-administered and self-managed real estate company focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of self-storage facilities. As a national owner and operator, U-Store-It aims to continually enhance its business by applying management expertise and best practices throughout its facilities.
To provide enhanced service to each of its 400 storage locations nationwide, U-Store-It adopted a decentralized management structure that required the redeployment of employees from its Cleveland headquarters to six regional offices while keeping its IT centralized. Though U-Store-Its headquarters remain in Cleveland, it moved its IT hub to Pennsylvania, which required a server migration a process that had to happen without causing downtime for employees.
The Riverbed® Steelhead appliances took only 10 minutes to configure, and then we were up and running, said Ajai Nair, CIO of U-Store-It. The entire process was completely transparent to our employees and thats exactly how it should be.
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