News : FSG Bank Increases IOPS Speed With StorTrends’ Storage
Norcross, GA August 25, 2015 -- StorTrends(R), the data storage division of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) and a provider in all-flash arrays (AFA), hybrid storage, and spinning disk solutions, announced that FSG Bank, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has increased IOPS speed over its previous backup system after switching to StorTrends’ storage.
Prior to implementing StorTrends, FSG Bank had struggled to efficiently maintain its existing storage resources. The bank had recently realized a substantial increase in profits. For the IT department, which is charged with supporting the bank’s internal IT requirements, as well as maintaining all customer support systems, this success created even greater data storage challenges.
With a complex IT environment consisting of 70 servers (the majority of which are virtual), Juniper network switches, a myriad of databases, a Zimbra mail server, and various banking software, FSG Bank needed to rely on outsourcing the core of its work. The operation was just getting by on a 20 TB storage area network (SAN), with a secondary unit in a disaster recovery (DR) site for failover.
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Needing more flexibility and control over the environment, the IT department compared various systems and chose StorTrends based on the product’s capability, price, and support plan. In terms of capability, StorTrends’ data-tiering allowed the organization to implement three tiers of storage and avoid overburdening its storage resources. Tier I was used to support the bank’s mission-critical data (accessed hourly and daily), Tier II was employed to manage frequently accessed but non-priority data, and Tier III was used to serve its backup and archiving processes.
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StorTrends is a manufacturer of disk-based, SSD hybrid, and all-flash SAN and NAS data storage appliances for the SMB, SME and Enterprise markets. StorTrends appliances utilize the patented iTX architecture, which includes features such as SSD caching, SSD tiering, automated data tiering (ILM), replication, data deduplication, data archiving, snapshots, WAN optimization, and a VMware vSphere plug-in among others in their datasheets. StorTrends SAN & NAS data storage units scale up to 256 TB of storage capacity per storage pool.
Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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