NEC SAN Storage Helps Customer Improve Performance and Scale as It Grows

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced communication and IT solutions, announced its NEC D-Series SAN Storage has enabled Storage Guardian to keep up with unparalleled growth of data and increasing customer demands. Using NEC’s D-series SAN storage in Storage Guardian’s online and cloud backup solutions for small and medium-sized businesses has allowed performance to increase as it scaled to 100 TB from 20 TB in the past year.

“Customers are beginning to take backup storage more seriously, realizing they need professional services to properly manage it,” said Omry Farajun, Storage Guardian’s founder and president. “As a result, Storage Guardian has grown to over 2,000 customers and needed to rapidly increase our storage capacity.”

To maintain momentum, Storage Guardian needed a storage vendor that could help the company continue to grow by streamlining its processes, reducing complexity and scaling storage purchases based on demand. Storage Guardian turned to West Coast Technology, an authorized NEC dealer, to help keep up with customer demand. The NEC D-Series SAN Storage (D4) and Linux® 64-bit OS solution provides high availability, is scalable and delivers the 100 TB and rising capacity Storage Guardian requires.

“With support from West Coast Technology, we implemented NEC’s platform because of the superior quality of its components, vibration and methodology,” said Farajun. “NEC’s proprietary algorithm allows the solution to perform better as it scales, so the more NEC storage we used, the faster Storage Guardian became. This has helped us see a return on our investment in only a short time.”

The solution’s advanced features and enterprise-class software – including snapshots, replication, performance management, multi-pathing, failover, energy conservation, and virtual storage partitioning for Quality of Service – deliver the performance and flexibility the company needs to grow on-demand.

“One of the many features that attracted Storage Guardian to NEC was the fact that we allowed them to add capacity as they grew,” said Mike Mitsch, vice president, IT Platforms for NEC. “High availability and scalability are the hallmarks of NEC’s SAN storage, which helped Storage Guardian, improve their cash flow, while remaining competitive and agile.”