Compliance Technology Company Moves to Private Cloud
Source: Cisco Systems
The Walz Group is a leading provider of critical communications and compliance solutions. The company's customers have stringent requirements for compliance-oriented document generation, imaging, fulfillment, and archival. As the business grew, the IT infrastructure became unwieldy. Different types of rack-optimized servers were needed for web interfaces, proprietary applications, and databases, leading to less than optimal utilization and high management overhead. After comparing several compute platforms and storage platforms, Walz Group selected the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp FAS series storage systems. The Cisco UCS combines compute, networking, storage access, and VMware virtualization in a cohesive system. Both the Cisco UCS and NetApp storage met the company's requirements for security, scalability, manageability, and performance.