Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform Lowers DGC Operating Costs, Enables Data Center Consolidation and Powers Future Offerings
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 20, 2016 – Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, today announced that DGC, a leading Swedish network operator, has selected the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform to help lower costs and modernize its business. DGC’s outsourcing and managed services division will use Hedvig as a foundation for sustainable, differentiated cloud services that can tailor storage, performance and disaster recovery services to individual customers. Hedvig is part of DGC’s investment in both technology and new data center facilities to consolidate its outsourcing and managed services and establish new product offerings.
Operating in a competitive managed services market, DGC reexamined their current storage infrastructure as it sought to cut costs, consolidate data centers and develop new revenue streams. The company selected Hedvig because unlike other solutions, Hedvig met the requirements of providing storage software completely decoupled from underlying hardware while still enabling a complete set of advanced data services. It also equips DGC with a flexible platform that delivers new infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) products to its customers.
“In the past six years DGC has expanded through multiple strategic acquisitions resulting in a number of inherited infrastructure platforms,” said Magnus Blom, business area manager of outsourcing and managed services at DGC. “We wanted to lower overhead costs and consolidate into a modern infrastructure where hardware and software are decoupled. We looked for a software-defined solution and the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform met our expectations. With Hedvig, we get real-time multi-site replication, flexible scalability, high performance and a single platform that supports all needed storage protocols. The market is shifting fast and we are also looking forward to develop tomorrow’s offerings together with Hedvig.”
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The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform combines the power of distributed systems, the simplicity of cloud and a complete set of enterprise capabilities to deliver a modern, high-performance storage system. Hedvig enables DGC to provide customized, tiered services for each of its customers in which different performance, availability and efficiency features can be bundled based on customer needs and price points. Additionally, Hedvig enables IaaS, PaaS and CaaS architectures and easily allows DGC to add new workloads without the need to purchase and operate disparate storage platforms.
After examining several competing solutions, DGC selected Hedvig because of four key platform features:
- Real-time replication. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform’s built-in real-time replication enables customer data to be protected across all of DGC’s data centers, providing maximum availability of customer data even if one or more data centers go down.
- Scalability. As DGC brings aboard new cloud customers, it requires a solution that can grow incrementally. Hedvig’s hyperscale architecture allows DGC to scale storage independent of compute, providing both elasticity and flexibility.
- High performance. Hedvig maintains performance by providing a two-tier architecture that scales intelligently based on the type of performance DGC customers need.
- Full storage protocol support in a single platform. DGC uses block and file storage and plans to provide object storage in the future, which mandates a platform that unifies all three. With Hedvig, DGC avoids additional storage platforms that would increase complexity, risk and operating costs.
“We’re excited to be the trusted advisor and storage platform for companies such as DGC that are building truly modern infrastructure environments,” said Avinash Lakshman, CEO and founder of Hedvig. “DGC’s choice of Hedvig is a testament to the breadth and flexibility of the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform to power scalable, differentiated services for cloud providers.”
To learn more about how Hedvig provides storage for private and public cloud infrastructure visit the Hedvig website here: http://www.hedviginc.com/cloud.
DGC is a service provider that develops and sells data communications, IT operations and telephony services in a nationwide network to Nordic customers. DGC was founded in 1991 and DGC's shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information about DGC, visit www.dgc.se.
Hedvig reduces enterprise storage costs by 60 percent while accelerating migration to cloud. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform combines block, file, and object storage for bare metal, hypervisor and container environments. The only software-defined solution built on a true distributed system, Hedvig is built to keep pace with scale-out applications and the velocity of change in today’s business climate. The Hedvig platform gets better and smarter as the system scales, transforming commodity hardware into the most advanced storage solution available today. Customers such as DGC, LKAB, Mazzetti and Van Dijk use the Hedvig platform to transform their storage from a box where data resides to a fundamental business enabler. For more information about Hedvig, visit www.hedviginc.com.
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