Recently we told you about how our customers are using Vicinity software as a “SAN Extender” to get more performance, more capacity, and more advanced features out of their existing storage. InReach Continuing Education Solutions in Austin, Texas is doing exactly that. InReach helps its clients develop online continuing education and training programs that work for today’s workers and learners. Professional associations, nonprofits, and organizations in the legal, healthcare, financial, and education sectors all choose InReach for their effective, reliable, and high-quality online programs.
In real estate, we all know it’s ‘location, location, location.’ For providers of online content and services, it’s ‘performance, performance, performance.’ Getting more performance out of its current storage hardware, instead of buying a completely new infrastructure, is the primary reason InReach chose Vicinity.
InReach has a demanding test and development environment, and the struggle was real. Ensuring adequate performance for their Active Directory, SQL, and file sharing resources required daily monitoring and tweaking. Not anymore. Vicinity automatically maintains their application service levels, adapting in real-time as demands change, without hands-on, time-sucking management chores.
Another benefit is InReach can now gradually modernize its data center as needed, and as budget permits, instead of doing a forklift upgrade. Adding flash for performance, cheap-and-deep disk for archive, or cloud services will be simple with Vicinity now in control of finding the best available performance and capacity based on workloads and access patterns.