Tiscali Achieves 99.997% Availability for Hosted e-Mail Service, 80% Storage Utilization With NetApp
Tiscali Italia S.p.a. is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Italy. Tiscali supplies a wide range of services to its customers, both private individuals and companies, including Internet access through dial-up and ADSL, voice, VoIP, media, and added-value services, and other technologically advanced products. Their challenge is to grow revenues by offering hosted e-mail services, provide business continuity, and increase competitiveness by minimizing IT costs. Tiscali Italia chose VMware to overcome these challenges. They implemented NetApp software for storage efficiency, ease of management, and DR. The results of deploying NetApp were achieved 99.997% uptime for e-mail services, 80% storage utilization rate, 1PB of storage with 4 FTEs and reduced storage by 48% with deduplication.