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Strict standards in Germany Storage from Hitachi Data Systems Cost recovery Viability test and TrueCopy Licence Hitachi Dynamic Tiering For the German Federal Office for Freight Transport - BAG - data management was becoming a big problem. As a limited budget forced the IT team to do “more with less”, it turned to storage virtualisation to beat data challenges in a cost-effective way. BAG (Bundesamt für Güterverkehr) is responsible for multiple tasks relating to the control and monitoring of transport services in Germany. The functions and responsibilities of its 1,700 employees span from the central information system that coordinates deferred toll calculation to driver registration and transport law, from truck tolls to the overseeing of multiple aspects of the transport market. As a result of this spectrum, one of the biggest challenges confronting the office is the growth of data, said Colja Steinmetzler, IT systems administrator at BAG. The data at BAG stemmed from various sources; from email programmes to the UMTS connected mobile client. “The ... Access >>>
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