Published on 12 Mar 2012
“ IBM SAN Volume Controller allows us to manage our storage environment and do significant work in the storage space without interrupting or impacting our customers. ”
David Levine, Vice President of Technology Infrastructure and End User Services, Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, New Jersey, is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., a 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling them to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.
Ricoh partnered with IBM to deploy IBM storage solutions, including IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller, in their infrastructure to simplify storage management and increase efficiency.
Ricoh deployed IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller, IBM System Storage DS8000® series, IBM XIV® Storage System, IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center, IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy® Manager and IBM Global Mirror.
The IBM solution provides a flexible, high-performance, 85 percent virtualized storage platform, enables seamless migration of huge amounts of data with minimal end-user disruption, lowers storage management and energy costs significantly through consolidation and easily manages backups and disaster recovery with IBM storage applications.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
Global Mirror, System Storage SAN Volume Controller, Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Standard Edition, XIV Storage System
Storage: DS8000, Storage: TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway
IGF, Solutions for Smart Business, Electronics: Product Lifecycle Management, Cloud & Service Management, Master Data Management, Virtualization - Storage
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