Manufacturer milks storage solution

Australian dairy products manufacturer Pauls is implementing a content-addressed storage solution to manage its electronic and document archiving workload.

Deploying EMC's Centera solution (a content-addressing disk storage (CAS) technology) in January, Pauls group business systems manager, Rod Walden, said the product was a cost-effective, full-featured, long-term solution for its fixed content archiving of the company's SAP data, e-mails and scanned storage documentation.

Walden said while disk storage solutions are known for being "stable, very fast and virtually guaranteed to be compatible with any future IT investment", they were usually not as affordable as traditional archival media like optical.

Walden said Centera also provided the scalability and performance Pauls needed "given much of the [company's] scanned content stored is current not historical data." Pauls, which is the first company in Australia to adopt the Centera solution, claims to hold 22 per cent of the Australian milk market.

EMC officials said Centera uses content-addressing technology to give users online access and long-term content authenticity for storing fixed content.

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