Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and McData Corp.announced today what they called a "major storage networking deal" with the Norwegian gaming company, Norsk Tipping.
The storage area network (SAN) solution from HDS and McData will enable Norsk Tipping to consolidate its data in a single storage pool, which will greatly increase its commercial flexibility and ease its management, officials said.
The solution is based on a combination of Hitachi's Freedom Storage and McData's 6000 Series Galaxy-Class Director, and has been designed to enable Norsk Tipping, a company with an annual turnover of more than Euro 1 billion) to offer its gaming services from the industry's most reliable platform.
The architecture is based on the Hitachi Freedom Storage Lightning 9960 with a McData 6000 Series: ED-6064 Director at the core. The SAN solution allows Norsk Tipping to consolidate the storage required for its lotteries into a single, easy to manage infrastructure.http://o1.qnsr.com/log/p.gif?;n=203;c=204655439;s=10655;x=7936;f=201806121855330;u=j;z=TIMESTAMP;a=20400368;e=i An extension of the partnership agreement between Hitachi Data Systems and McData made this deal possible. Hitachi's Freedom Data Networks can now be offered with McData's full family of core-to-edge enterprise SAN products, including its 3000 Series: 16 and 32 port Fabric Switches and its 6000 Series Galaxy-Class 64 port Director. This allows customers to create storage solutions that are designed for their specific enterprise needs, officials said.