Wright-Pierce Finds NetApp AltaVault Solution and Amazon S3 Data Storage Cost Less and Easier to Maintain Than Disk-to-Disk Options
Wright-Pierce is an award-winning engineering firm specializing in water, wastewater and infrastructure services for public and private clients. Their challenges are to increase amount of data must be stored and expanding disk-to-disk backup system is too costly. They chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They have implemented NetApp AltaVault cloud-integrated storage (formerly SteelStore) and Amazon S3 cloud storage. The results of implementing NetApp were countless man-hours saved by having only one backup appliance to maintain, lower backup-related costs (less power and cooling; no need to expand disk-to-disk system; archival storage device retired), greater data security, very affordable monthly cloud fee (due to deduplication and competition among cloud providers) and restore in minutes (from AltaVault cache) versus several hours with tape.