A Large European Telecommunications Company: Reducing Energy Costs by 25-50 Percent
European telecommunications company, which maintains about 25 peta-bytes of data. Previously 90 percent of the company's SAN data was stored on Tier 1 storage devices. European telecommunications company implemented a virtualized storage environment, they sought greater insight into how storage systems were used so they could optimize data placement. European telecommunications company chose IBM to overcome these challenges. They implemented a virtualized storage environment using IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller. Working with IBM, company operators gained an early warning of potential performance and capacity issues and the visibility needed to improve storage allocation. The results of deploying IBM were decreased energy costs by 25-50 percent; reduced storage costs by decreasing amount of data in Tier 1 storage from 90 percent to 20 percent.