Southern Insurance Underwriters, Inc. (SIU) which is one of the largest Managing General Agents (MGA’s) in the country offering property, casualty and transportation products is using StoneFly IP SAN to meet its growing storage demands due to implementation of a document imaging system to electronically manage, store and retrieve millions of insurance forms that are generated in the course of doing business.
The company needs to store and retrieve millions of electronic forms each month through database servers that are absolutely critical to our business. Therefore, its storage needs increase on a tremendously as its database servers reach full storage capacity on annual note.
Initially, the IT team of Southern Insurance Underwriters, Inc thought of using a NAS or a Fibre Channel SAN. But as soon as they realized how simple and affordable it was to implement an IP-based SAN, they went for a SAN solution from StoneFly.
After doing cost/benefits analysis, SIU realized that it could save 400% with StoneFly’s Storage Concentrator versus the same configuration on a NAS box.
StoneFly offers a complete line of IP-based storage provisioning appliances called Storage Concentrators that enable mid-sized to large enterprises to manage and optimize their storage assets in real-time. Combining the functionality of an iSCSI router and bridge with the power of a storage provisioning engine, Storage Concentrators are installed as a centralized appliance at the core of the network for logical volume management of cost effective IP SANs.
A key benefit of StoneFly’s enabling technology is that it allowed SIU to interface with their existing storage hardware arrays, so the company wasn’t required to duplicate costs or discard a prior storage investment.
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