When global law firm SNR Denton decided to upgrade their XenApp environment to Windows 7 on XenDesktop as part of a new document management deployment, they turned to Citrix to identify infrastructure solutions that could meet their global needs without breaking the bank. Citrix Ready storage performance partner WHIPTAIL, the world leader in high performance 100 percent silicon storage arrays, was the obvious choice.
“We could see almost right away that traditional storage offerings had nothing to offer that could meet our storage performance requirements at a rational price point and with a reasonable datacentre footprint,” said Mike Barnas, Global IT Director at SNR Denton. “We had an aggressive deployment plan that required easy implementation and the WHIPTAIL team had an incredible experience level with XenDesktop that no other vendor could match.”
SNR Denton will leverage 72TB of silicon storage via multiple WHIPTAIL INVICTA arrays worldwide that would service thousands of users with high availability/disaster recovery/business continuity built in. According to Barnas, after completing their due-diligence and placing the order, WHIPTAIL was installed and fully configured within minutes. From there, all SNR Denton had to do was scale the environment.
“We pride ourselves on offering a solution that is an immediate game changer for business,” said Max Riggsbee, CMO at WHIPTAIL. “This is not just a step in the evolution of storage devices, it’s a transformation in the way business gets done.”
With their virtual desktop solution in place, SNR Denton was able to take hugely disruptive events like the NATO conference in Chicago and the upcoming London Olympics and make them practically irrelevant to their daily operations.
I have been hearing good things about WHIPTAIL, some colleagues have been researching them and mentioned that I should be following them. WHIPTAIL deliver high performance storage arrays and the article above illustrates how this company used them in their solution to transform their virtual desktop solution which is very cool.