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Michael Desmond Published: 16 Oct 2012

When it comes to data storage, there is no such thing as enough. Just ask Marshall Gibbs, director of IT for Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). He manages the data warehouse and mining operation at IRI, a provider of consumer intelligence to companies in the pharmaceuticals and consumer packaging sectors. With 122 TB of active data residing on the company's SAN, Gibbs is challenged to deliver more data, more quickly and reliably, than ever before. The stakes are high for both IRI and its customers."These are multi-multi-million dollar business decisions they are making based on insights we provide," Gibbs explains. "It's very mission critical information to them. And they will tell you and Wall Street will tell you, if the data goes dark for a little while with one of these retailers, their stock tanks." But the problem hasn't been deploying enough storage to handle fast-growing databases. It's been getting that data and analytics to customers quickly enough to deliver a competitive advantage. "The Symmetrix [8530 units] have been extremely solid for us in ... Access >>>

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