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ISIT consolidates storage islands at Panasonic Marketing Middle East

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, September 06 - 2011 @ 16:08

Strategically located in the UAE within the Jebel Ali Free Zone, PMM is the regional headquarters of Panasonic Corporation in the Middle East and African countries.

Panasonic had earlier installed isolated storage islands dedicated to each application with independent servers. This resulted in the creation of numerous storage area networks (SANs) that were based on FC and iSCSI.

Different SANs were supporting varied applications such as File Servers, SAP, and Microsoft Exchange. Under the partnership with Panasonic, ISIT revamped the entire infrastructure through the consolidation of disparate solutions of different SANs.

Mahesh Vaidya, CEO at ISIT Middle East, said, “Today organisations cannot afford to have downtime or failure like in the past; therefore, it is imperative to invest in robust and sophisticated technology that can also be adapted to future needs. Unified storage enables easier planning for disasters while offering agility and ability that is crucial to adding new services in the future. For Panasonic, it has always been essential to have high availability of applications and services for internal and external purposes to meet with the growing demands of their operations across the region. The installation has additionally helped reduce overheads drastically.”

Sharjil Salem, Deputy General Manager – IT Department at Panasonic Marketing Middle East, said: “ISIT storage solution’s unique design enables bridging the gap between various vendors. Through this consolidation, the turnaround time for addressing department requests is significantly reduced. Implementing this project was crucial for supporting our current business operations as well as meeting the demands rising out of our expansion in new markets. The growth plans demanded an IT platform that expedited processes, services, and provision of offices. This strategic decision was made to meet the long term goals of the organisation.”

ISIT offers storage and security solutions that are customised to meet the unique business needs of every organisation. Its portfolio of customers in the region includes established companies across sectors comprising banking and finance, oil and gas, steel manufacturing, telecommunications, health insurance, education as well as courier services. With a team of highly qualified engineers and consultants that are vendor-certified in multiple specialities, ISIT plays a consultancy role that responds to diverse storage and security requirements and fits into the evolving needs of every customer’s business.

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