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Visual Storage Intelligence™ Case Story Final

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  • 1. Case Story Visual Storage Intelligence TMStorage Management “Made Easy” “Quick, clear analysis helped us to make better decisions and save money.” The Customer: A Major Food Producer -- Vice President IT Infrastructure The Environment: • IBM DS4000 • NetApp NASOur customer is one of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies, • Multiple Data Centersproducing a full line of dairy and soy products. They have a large IT infrastructurespread across 5 main data centers in the United States. Due to their complex, The Challenge:widely distributed network, They needed a solution to quickly analyze and display • Large and diversetheir SANs and NAS devices. infrastructure • Tier Ambiguity • SANs and NAS utilization • Error prone manual processes The ChallengeThe Vice President of IT Infrastructure, stated “One of our challenges with our The Solution:large and diverse IT Infrastructure was keeping track of our storage environment. • Weekly snapshotKnowing which servers were using which portions of our Tier 1/Tier 2 storage, where • Non-intrusiveour freespace existed, and making sure all of our SAN’s and NAS devices were • Non-disruptivebeing used properly was a very complex and manual task which was error prone • Proactively lower TCOas well as impossible to keep up with. Not only was this a difficult task for our • Informed future growthstorage administrators but management did not have the information to make • Ease of managementour business decisions.” • Intelligent business decisions The Solution“We chose Visual Storage IntelligenceTM because it leveraged our existingenvironment without requiring any additional tools or products to install”, saidDirector of Architecture. Our patent-pending solution enabled them to“…getweekly reports and charts showing exactly what the status of our DS4000 andNetApp NAS storage arrays are, which servers are using which storage and wherepotential issues may be. This is the perfect tool for our environment, it has requiredno implementation time or effort and we get the reports we need whenever weneed them.” For more information www.ClearTechnologies.net or call 972.906.7500 About UsSince 1993, our customers have relied on us to meet their hardware needs. Today, ourcustomers look to us to increase their organizational effectiveness by providing continuity,infrastructure, security, and virtualization solutions. TM MT www.ClearTechnologies.net