Global Crossing to Enhance Unified Communications Platform with HP

HP today announced that Global Crossing, a leading global IP solutions provider, has chosen
HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) solutions to improve storage utilization and better allocate storage capacity in support of important business initiatives.

The virtualized storage architecture of the HP EVA is playing an
important role as Global Crossing implements collaboration technologies
across its internal, company-wide operations. The EVA offers an
easy-to-use management interface so Global Crossing can quickly assign
available storage space as business needs change. It also adds
elasticity to Global Crossing’s technology environment by helping
consolidate underutilized storage capacity. These features
significantly reduce management complexity, which lowers costs and
frees up administrative time.

To support the company’s unified communications strategy, the HP EVA
is managing the storage needs of more than 5,000 internal mailboxes
that offer up to 1 gigabyte of storage each. The EVA’s virtualization
capabilities also support Global Crossing’s server virtualization and
SAN strategies.

Lastly, the HP EVA features
HP StorageWorks Business Copy EVA software,
which improves data recovery and availability, enabling Global Crossing
to ensure critical information is always accessible through local
replication and specialized backup.

“To deliver the highest quality of customer service to our own
employees, we needed a solution that improved storage efficiency and
utilization with proven reliability to support deployment of our
unified communication platform, as well as other internal
enterprise-critical applications and services,” said Gerald Carr,
director, Technical Architecture and Strategy, Global Crossing. “Since
2007, our storage requirements have grown significantly year over year.
The HP EVA enables us to scale our storage as needed, simplify
operations and reduce risks, while staying on track with our computing
infrastructure improvement efforts and consolidating our physical
infrastructure and environment in our corporate data centers.”

Global Crossing selected the HP EVA following a rigorous evaluation
and testing process. The EVA delivered the business continuity, cost
savings and disaster recovery capabilities required by Global
Crossing’s internal IT operations to achieve business objectives today
and in the future.

In addition to HP StorageWorks solutions, Global Crossing relies on
other HP hardware to drive business results, including several
HP ProLiant DL380 servers as well as
HP BladeSystem c-Class server blades.


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