- Chief Information Officer Nader Karimi, SAG Producers Pension and Health Plans
"We looked at SAN solutions from Sun/Hitachi, EMC, IBM, and HP," explains SAG-PPHP's Executive Vice President and CIO Nader Karimi.
According to Karimi
, the EVA5000 was the best-fit, enterprise-class storage solution, which could also support and integrate seamlessly the SAG-PPHP heterogeneous IT environment of VMS, UNIX and the Microsoft Windows NT platforms.
The virtually "capacity free" snapshot capability of the EVA5000 enables the SAG-PPHP
implementation team to run tests on actual production data, which has helped streamline application implementation.
"Instead of working with test data, we can use a snapshot of actual production data and get a much more accurate picture of how the application will perform," Karimi notes.
The combined capabilities of the EVA5000 system's VersaStor-enabled virtual RAID storage and HP OpenView Storage Area Manager enable Karimi's
team to manage storage resources across the organization remotely and with less effort.
Instead of manually tracking and managing direct-attached storage on dozens of individual servers, Karimi and his staff are now able to manage storage resources centrally in the organization's SAN and elsewhere.
"As CIO, I
believe that HP
will be here for the long haul," Karimi