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Case Study: Orlando Magic Score a Performance Slam Dunk with Dell Compellent SAN
As a playoff perennial, the Orlando Magic execute with efficiency on the court. Off the court, the team’s IT group adopted the same championship strategy to contain costs in the face of skyrocketing data demands. Game footage, practice reels and competitive tape had sent the team in search of a more efficient and cost-effective way to manage enterprise storage. In addition, the Orlando Magic needed a storage solution that would also support the organization’s business-critical customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools.
To support these data-intensive applications, the Orlando Magic needed a storage area network (SAN) with I/O performance fast enough to play and stream both standard and high-definition (HD) video. The organization also sought reliable data protection to support disaster recovery and quick backup/restore of the physical and virtual server infrastructure. For Frank Frazier, project and application manager for the Orlando Magic, this also meant selecting a cost-effective yet advanced, feature-rich enterprise-class solution.