Suncorp standardises on NetApp

Suncorp standardises on NetApp

Summary: Tier two bank and major insurer Suncorp has consolidated and standardised its storage environment on NetApp's products, according to a statement distributed today by the vendor.

SHARE:
TOPICS: Storage
4

Tier two bank and major insurer Suncorp has consolidated and standardised its storage environment on NetApp's products, according to a statement distributed today by the vendor.

The implementation has helped Suncorp to reduce its datacentres from three to two, linking its pre-production and production datacentres with IP-based storage area networking.

Suncorp is deploying NetApp's FAS6070, FAS6080 and FAS6030 systems, and is also using software and hardware from virtualisation giant VMware and networking powerhouse Cisco Systems.

NetApp's release described the new storage environment as an "IT as a service model" based on its Dynamic Data Centre concept.

"We worked with NetApp to create a best practice design for our storage infrastructure through the use of virtualisation. By implementing NetApp, Cisco and VMware technology, we have increased our storage efficiency, introduced greater flexibility and reduced our total IT costs. We have also improved our ability to develop and bring new product and service applications to market and respond to customer demands quickly," Suncorp chief information officer Jeff Smith said in the statement.

Topic: Storage

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Talkback

4 comments
Log in or register to join the discussion
  • Spin city

    You gotta love how the reality of the NetApp Suncorp deployment doesn't match the reality of external spin....but then again what does a storage engineer know...

    But if it worked at Telstra right....
    anonymous
  • What about the full picture ?

    Maybe the vendor who stepped in to cover the storage requirements that NetApp couldn't, should also submit an article ? You know... just to give a full and accurate picture of the final solution.
    anonymous
  • Or an even fuller picture...

    Perhaps the vendor that both Netapp and IBM relaced at eight times the cost and four times the forecast transition time should blow the whistle as well....but it won't get anyone anywhere.

    Just like it hasn't got NetApp anywhere at Telstra since Jeff moved on...
    anonymous
  • re: Or an even fuller picture...

    Reads like sour grapes, as according to public references, NetApp's footprint in Telstra has increased by over 10PB since Jeff Smith moved from Telstra.
    anonymous