Networked Storage Allows BT to Launch the Virtual Data Centre
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services, operating in 170 countries. The company is a significant supplier of IT infrastructure and services to the UK corporate and public sectors. They need to provide a resilient, secure, and scalable storage infrastructure to support BT Virtual Data Centre (VDC). BT chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They deployed NetApp FAS6080c clusters provide the core infrastructure; a NetApp software suite is integrated with BT's own software technology to create a management portal for BT's customers. The results of deploying NetApp FAS6080c were reduced storage for point-in-time backup and recovery by 80%, reduced disk space to deliver mirror-level data protection by 46% and cut network bandwidth by 95% to deliver off-system disaster recovery and backup copies.