San Diego based Construction giant TB Penick and Sons uses StoneFly IP SAN to ease the burden on its company’s IT infrastructure due to rapid business growth. As the company’s concrete business continued to attract regional and national clients, the number of users tripled over a three-year period, while requirements rose steadily for remote access to email and desktop applications.
Due to their business growth, TB Penick and Sons witnessed their IT environment becoming unstable, causing frequent performance issues, backups taking more than normal duration to accomplish and network downtime.
An audit of T.B. Penick’s IT’s storage environment revealed that the company’s two existing servers were overloaded due to the practice of continually adding disk drives to accommodate the surge in storage.
T.B. Penick’s IT’s storage environment then installed StoneFly IP SAN which consisted a pair of Storage Concentrators with Failover capabilities, redundant controllers and dual power supplies.
In measuring the ease and speed with which vital project files and digital images can now be restored, it is estimated that T.B. Penick has already reaped a return on its IP SAN investment. In addition, the company also performs disk-to-disk backups in a fraction of the time it used to take to complete a full system backup and that too in less than 10-15 minutes, instead of days earlier. When the disk-to-disk backup is completed, the IT team sends an archival copy to tape as a background activity that never impedes network performance.
So, this is how StoneFly IP SAN are serving their customers.