Office Furniture Supplier Reduces Storage Costs, Restore Times with Cloud-Integrated Solution
Steelcase, a Fortune 1000 company, is one of the world's leading suppliers of workplace products, furnishings, and services. With annual revenues of US$2.87 billion and approximately 10,000 employees at offices around the world, the company needed an effective new solution to replace its problematic backup and disaster recovery systems. Steelcase opted for a hybrid cloud storage solution featuring StorSimple cloud-integrated storage and Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud services development, hosting, and management environment. As a result, Steelcase reduced SAN storage and data protection costs by nearly 50 percent, slashed backup and restore times by 75 percent, and implemented a tested disaster recovery plan.