How did data recovery time drop for Vinci?
Riverbed Technology, a provider of wide-area data services, has announced that Vinci, a subsidiary of concessions and construction group Vinci, has deployed 30 Riverbed Steelhead appliances across the UK as part of an effort to re-architect and consolidate its IT infrastructure.
Riverbed claims that, following installation of the Steelhead appliances, data recovery time dropped from 72 to less than 24 hours, and the company has experienced an eight-fold increase in bandwidth capacity. In addition, Vinci has reduced the number of servers at remote sites by 80%.
The 30 Steelhead appliances installed by Vinci have reportedly enabled the company to successfully implement the new backup and data recovery project with TSM, and remove 25 file servers from branch offices and replace them with just three in the data center.
Users no longer experience delays in accessing live data, and the improvement in application acceleration has led to the implementation of new projects, said Riverbed. These included a storage area network and SharePoint portal, which has improved employees’ access to the company’s intranet services.
Ben Paddick, technical design architect of Vinci, said: Thanks to Riverbed we’ve been able to make more applications and data available over the WAN and use IT assets with less concern about the impact to the network topology. Riverbed has been as much of an enabler to Vinci plc as Windows XP.