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Published: 30 Oct 2013

C&S Companies found itself between a rock and a hard place. Its remote users were increasingly frustrated with the time it took them to do routine tasks like opening or updating a file located back in the home office, where the Syracuse, N.Y., architectural engineering and construction firm used a large, high-performance network-attached storage (NAS) array from NetApp to store files. Enterprise cloud storage costs Part 1: Enterprise cloud storage finds success, but cost concerns still live Part 2: Enterprises turn to private storage clouds in light of Amazon EBS weaknesses "They were losing as much as 10% of their time just trying to open and close files -- maybe more," said Eric Quinn, the firm's IT manager. The firm already used WAN optimization hardware from Riverbed Technology Inc. to minimize the effects of network latency, but changes to how CAD software bundles its files into projects had lately rendered WAN optimization ineffective. Another possible solution -- installing local data stores at its remote offices -- was unacceptable to the IT team, ... Access >>>

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