Date Added: May 2011
Financial services company Navellier & Associates needs to transform costly IT infrastructure into a streamlined virtual environment while improving disaster recovery practices. They chose NetApp to overcome these challenge. They deployed NetApp FAS2020 storage system at Navellier's headquarters for delivering its Desktop Virtualization service through a cloud-based VMware virtual desktop environment. The system is replicated nightly to a dedicated NetApp FAS3170 storage environment at Quest's Sacramento disaster recovery site. The results of deploying NetApp FAS2020 storage system were elimination of 26 of 28 physical servers by virtualizing, helped reduce IT costs by 35% through desktop virtualization deployed as a private cloud, reduced risk by replicating business-critical data to dedicated, cloud-based NetApp storage and improved productivity and end-user experiences through enhanced performance.