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U.S. Courts Select LeftHand Networks Solutions to Ensure Reliable Access to Records

LeftHand Networks, an HP (NYSE:HPQ) company, today announced that more than 20 of the United States Courts have selected LeftHand Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions over the past year and a half to reduce the business risk of storing millions of court records.

The U.S. Courts, including the Courts of Appeals, Bankruptcy Courts and District Courts, require quick, continuous access to documents as cases progress through the system or are made publicly available. Tasked with safeguarding court records vital to public interest, the U.S. Courts rely on LeftHand SAN solutions to deliver high-speed data access and reliable disaster recovery capabilities between court locations.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of New York is one of the U.S. Courts to deploy LeftHand SAN solutions at multiple locations, ensuring rapid data recovery and data access in the event of a complete system or site failure.

“Like many organizations, we’re dealing with skyrocketing data volumes, a limited IT budget and demanding business requirements with a reduced administrative staff,” said Joseph Wolf, information systems, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York. “Cost-effective disaster recovery at two sites, 30 miles apart, was essential. LeftHand SATA Starter SANs provide us with a powerful, yet simple way to manage our storage, scale performance and avoid costly downtime associated with complex controller upgrades.”

LeftHand SANs are helping U.S. Court customers such as the District of New Jersey achieve reliable, cost-effective disaster recovery.

“With almost 400 users across three locations, business continuance and disaster recovery are critical for safeguarding the information required in our day-to-day court operations,” said Paul Frie, senior network administrator, United States District Court, District of New Jersey. “LeftHand is helping us to protect our data, while delivering higher performance and availability across our virtualized environment with efficient, easy-to-manage storage solutions.”

LeftHand Networks SANs

LeftHand Networks offers three types of SAN solutions to fit any size budget and efficiently manage growing data needs:

  • The Virtualization SAN delivers simple configuration changes, high availability and easy management. It supports more than 480 disk drives, as well as 2,000 volumes and snapshots of stored data to ensure rapid, non-disruptive scalability.
  • The Multi-Site SAN provides reliable, always-on storage, even in the event of a site failure. The scalable Multi-Site SAN supports more than 960 disk drives, as well as 4,000 volumes and snapshots. Administrators can use a single, simple management interface for the geographically separated sites, allowing for configuration changes on the fly, with no downtime.
  • The SATA Starter SAN, an industry-leading, scalable entry-level SAN, enables customers to easily expand their system to more than 240 disk drives as well as 1,000 volumes and snapshots.

“Reliable disaster recovery operations are critical for U.S. Courts, so they depend on LeftHand Networks’ SAN solutions to ensure their data is secure and readily available,” said Bill Chambers, vice president, LeftHand Networks, an HP company. “LeftHand Networks’ multi-site disaster recovery capabilities can not only effectively manage the U.S. Courts’ virtualized server environments, but easily and cost-effectively support growing record needs, without any disruption.”

More information on LeftHand Networks SANs is available at http://www.lefthandnetworks.com/home.aspx.

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:01 AM by David Marshall
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