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Merchandiser Avoids Identity Crisis With Reliable Storage

Merchandiser Avoids Identity Crisis With Reliable Storage

Ever wonder where that flashy corporate logo emblazoned across company buildings, baseball caps and coffee mugs is actually housed?

It might just be at American Identity, which creates, maintains and promotes corporate and brand trademarks for hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies. These days, AI, which also stores and manages the imaging and other data associated with a corporate logo, is backing up 1.5 terabytes of data, which is forcing the company to upgrade its AIT 2-based tape drives to AIT 3 speed with more read/heads.

"The way things are going, I can see us going up to the maximum of 2.4 terabytes in the next 18- to 24 months on our Xiotech Magnitude SAN switch," said Jerry Lees, manager of network administration for American Identity, Overland Park, Kan.

AI, is ranked as the number one distributor of logoed merchandise in the U.S. by the Advertising Specialty Institute. CITGO, MasterCard International, Principal Insurance and the U.S. Olympic Committee are a few of its big-name clients.

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