Greenpeace takes on IBM storage network

Greenpeace UK has signed IBM business partner Ardenta to supply them with a storage network. There will be 100 Greenpeace staff...

Greenpeace UK has signed IBM business partner Ardenta to supply them with a storage network. There will be 100 Greenpeace staff using the 2TByte San with IBM FASt600 storage.

The San will replace two NetWare servers and sits behind an existing infrastructure of Linux and Microsoft Windows 2000-based servers.

"This is an excellent example of a high-resilience storage implementation, recognising that organisations of all sizes, large and small, need the very best protection for their vital data," said IBM Storage business director Shaun Coulson.

"Working with Greenpeace UK to develop its storage strategy was a great challenge," said Neil Truby, managing director at Ardenta.

"The IBM FAStT600 gives the 'big business' capability of a San but within small business budgets and so provided a perfect fit with Greenpeace's requirements."

The storage network provides archiving and ancillary storage for Greenpeace UK's back-office operations, its DB2 database, and office applications, such as Microsoft Exchange Server, which are fundamental to its operation, handling thousands of e-mails each day.

Chris Mellor writes for Techworld.com

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