Sky Research Pinpoints UXO
Sky Research is in the business of environmental remediation, focusing on wide area assessment and detection of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) at active and formerly used military sites. During the past five years, Sky has grown from 35 employees to 80, and from a storage capacity of 1TB to 48TB. The challenge was to handle multiple data types and protocols, enable easy access to data, protect against data loss. NetApp quickly became a front-runner as one of the few vendors to support multiple protocols including iSCSI. As part of the evaluation process, NetApp Professional Services came out, configured a SAN, racked a NetApp FAS270, and said Sky could keep it for a month on trial.