After moving into a new, state-of-the-art facility, ATA knew it was time for a technology refresh for its core network, server and storage infrastructure. A company prized for its highly technical approach to aerospace and defense engineering, ATA needed IT infrastructure that would keep up with the high demands of its technical engineering teams. These engineering experts actively use computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided design (CAD) software, which requires high bandwidth and storage capacity.
As a result, ATA’s 100 TB data center with more than 100 virtual machines was growing fast, and an expanding workforce of remote users needed reliable and productive access to data to maintain productivity. Further, with an increasing need to remain compliant and recovery ready, ATA had mounting needs for a reliable disaster recovery strategy to safeguard critical client data and intellectual property to ensure business resilience and maintain uptime availability across the business.
Looking to meet all of these requirements, ATA began to seek a new infrastructure solution. But the requirements had one final criterion: ATA needed to replace its aging systems within its planned operating budget.