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The challenge: amplify storage system capabilities and simplify storage management requirements

Thu 10 Apr 2014

Investec Asset Management is a specialist investment manager, providing a premier range of products to institutional and individual investors. Established in 1991, Investec Asset Management serves a growing international client base from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. The firm seeks to create a profitable partnership between clients, shareholders and employees and to exceed clients’ performance and service expectations.

Challenged with shifting from a physical to an almost entirely virtual environment, Investec Asset Management’s IT Team was facing performance and management issues with their legacy spinning disk SAN. SQL backups could not run during the day because they interrupted essential services including the Exchange and Blackberry servers, requiring more time to maintain the storage array. Looking to replace the legacy storage system, the IT team began to look for a new solution that would support the
company’s growing virtual environment without increasing management complexity. Download to read more…

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