Millward Brown, an international marketing research company, had grown its business to include 70 of the top 100 global brands, represented by offices in 43 countries. They empower brands across 16 industry categories by combining qualitative and quantitative research. Data is the heart of their business. With over 1800 tracking studies currently running and data on over 17,000 product brands in their database, they simply needed more storage.
Problem to be Solved
The new storage needed to be compatible with their existing legacy computing infrastructure, it needed to scale with future growth plans, and it needed to be reliable and deliver high performance data access.
The dcVAST Solution
dcVAST analyzed the needs, the existing environment and Millward Brown’s plans for the future. Then they architected a robust SAN solution and implemented it into the existing environment accomplishing all of the goals for improved storage. Additional benefits were delivered including improved backup of the data, and a simpler storage management plan. The new storage infrastructure is more secure and is compatible with their legacy equipment. It also provided for disaster recovery of their infrastructure.
Millward Brown received the following benefits:
Virtualized storage accessible from all servers.
Better data security
Scalability for the future
More comprehensive backups
Ability to easily grow with the business growth