SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Pillar Data Systems, a leading provider of
enterprise network storage systems, today announced Virgin Games as the
company's 200th customer. Virgin Games, a wholly owned trading division of
Virgin.com Limited, provides a number of online gaming services to users in
the United Kingdom.
As part of Virgin's global drive to develop and promote environmentally
friendly businesses, Virgin Games chose Pillar over several other storage
companies for the Pillar Axiom's ability to consolidate multiple tiers of
storage, applications, and environments into a single platform while
consuming the lowest levels of space and energy.
"We were looking for a scalable storage architecture to build a
consolidated, environmentally friendly data center," said Leigh Brazier,
Technical and Operations Director at Virgin Games. "With Pillar's Axiom, we
will now truly be able to hone in on our efficiency initiatives. We're
looking to partner with vendors who have the same end-game in mind, and
Pillar's core values fit perfectly with our environmental focus."
Additionally, with the Pillar platform, Virgin Games can achieve up to three
times its overall disk utilization versus industry alternatives. By
combining consolidation with maximum utilization, the Pillar Axiom delivers
more performance and capacity while consuming less space and energy than all
other midrange disk storage systems on the market today.
Virgin Games is the latest company to look to Pillar to efficiently store
their business critical information. Others such as Cubist Pharmaceuticals,
RedEnvelope, Las Vegas Review-Journal, LeapFrog, R.L. Polk and SwiftTrade
have selected Pillar Data Systems to help meet critical business
requirements while lowering the total cost of ownership of their storage
environments. Since the Pillar Axiom began shipping two years ago,
organizations around the world have turned to Pillar Data Systems to
seamlessly unite SAN and NAS and deploy multiple tiers of storage on a
single, consolidated platform, enabling the utmost in storage efficiency.