Always-On Data for Cloud-Based Platforms

When your services are available to the whole globe, how do you keep your infrastructure always-available and at the peak of efficiency and performance?

We talked with Shawn Winters, IT Director at Mimeo, about how he solved this problem with ioFABRIC.

Before ioFABRIC

Mimeo was facing several data storage related challenges:

  • Approaching hardware refresh cycle
  • Limited life cycle on current hardware
  • Need to decrease capital expenditures (CAPEX)
  • Expansion to the cloud

Winters had been looking for storage solutions that would speed up his network performance and alleviate storage silos. With the focus on reducing CAPEX, it seemed there was no solution in sight.

“We are facing the constant march to reduce CAPEX and move to the cloud before our networks are completely ready to do this. Like most businesses, there is constant pressure to reduce costs while providing faster access to network services.” – Shawn Winters, IT Director

After ioFABRIC

After installing ioFABRIC, Winters was able to speed up his infrastructure using only existing storage hardware.

“It was possible to use our existing storage hardware, increase network performance, and set and enforce QoS policies for all applications all while managing it from a single console,” said Winters. “I was impressed with the intuitive software and its ease of install. Install only took 15 minutes! It was super simple.”

With better usage of their existing hardware, they weren’t under the same pressure to spend CAPEX to acquire new media for performance. This all came from the simple management interface ioFABRIC offers.

With customers around the world, Mimeo needed reliable, round-the-clock access to data. ioFABRIC’s QoS settings made it possible for Winters to set specific parameters for size, performance and data protection on individual workloads.

Check out the full case study on Mimeo and ioFABRIC, and request a trial to see how ioFABRIC can save you time and money in your own infrastructure!

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