Sapient today announced the deployment of NetApp’s hybrid storage solution aligned with Sapient’s existing private cloud roadmap. NetApp solutions provide data management, help achieve significant cost savings and enable Sapient to achieve maximum flexibility of its shared storage infrastructure with secure multi-tenancy.
Sapient is a leading integrated marketing, commerce, and technology services firm that creates and engineers highly relevant brand experiences, to accelerate business growth and fuel brand advocacy. Sapient’s datacenters hosts both client development environments and in-house applications. Prior to NetApp, Sapient faced a plethora of challenges when the rate of clients requesting for hosting services increased. The company’s former storage solution was not adept to meet the growing business needs that Sapient was witnessing.
Commenting on the improved uptime, scalability on ‘OnLine Transaction Processing’ OLP and ‘On Line Analytic Processing’ OLTP environments, Rajan Puri, Senior Manager IT & Global Infrastructure Lead at Sapient said, “We were on DAS storages and the challenge was to move critical financial business applications, which cannot afford any downtime and requires real time data-sync. NetApp played a pivotal role in the deployment of its storage system and software, resulting in 100% uptime year on year for OLP & OLTP applications for high availability and disaster recovery sites. Looking at the market ‘achieving interoperability and portability in an increasingly complex IT environment is important, with everything moving to “as-a-Service”. NetApp’s centralized storage is playing a critical role for Enterprise applications environment in Sapient for security and compliance.”
Ramanujam Komanduri, Director- Enterprise Business, India & SAARC Operations, NetApp Marketing & Services Pvt. Ltd said “With increasing business pressures, enterprises are constantly looking to improve their business efficiency and agility. Working with Sapient has been a great opportunity. We are pleased to have been able to assist Sapient with our solutions, which have further accelerated their productivity, saving both time and money.”
With NetApp hybrid storage solutions, Sapient realized efficiency in data agility and volume replication with added software like the SnapMirror®, FlexClone® and SnapManager® to build a Virtual Infrastructure and better monitoring of the storage systems.
Sapient realized significant cost savings when they shifted their development data on to NetApp storage. For example, NetApp’s deduplication feature, helped Sapient achieve 30% savings on storage and slowed down the need for new capacity. In addition, NetApp’s thin provisioning helped improve storage utilization significantly.