Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Date : 01/07/2012
Our staff used to spend a lot of time managing LUNs and host-based replication. Now they can focus on higher-level tasks.
Robert Scott, Director of Application and Infrastructure Services, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, United States
ChallengeThe EMC SANs that stored data for virtual and physical servers at Kramer Levin were complex and time-consuming to manage. The firm wanted a solution that would streamline storage administration for its lean IT staff and improve business continuity.
SolutionThe firm deployed a pair of Dell™ Compellent™ Storage Center arrays. Snapshots and SAN-level replication simplified business continuity processes, and storage management now consumes considerably less staff time.
Benefits• 75% less time to create a LUN (15 minutes vs. 1 hour previously)
• 5 minutes to expand a volume vs. 1 hour previously
• 168-fold improvement in recovery point objective for email archive (1 hour vs. 1 week previously)
• 99% less time to restore data (5 minutes vs. 1 day previously)