January 08, 2008 08:00 ET

RVM, Inc. Rules BlueArc Storage Solution Ideal for Litigation Support

Loyal Customers' Endorsements Aid Selection of BlueArc Titan 2500

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - BlueArc® Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced that electronic discovery provider RVM, Inc. has deployed a Titan 2500 storage solution at the center of its storage infrastructure for its portfolio of hosted litigation support services. With high throughput and massive scalability for expansion through multiple petabytes, the BlueArc solution is at the core of RVM's recent, major technology infrastructure upgrade.

RVM offers full-service document management tailored to litigation support, electronic discovery, corporate document services and technology solutions, for law firms and corporations in the greater New York City and Chicago areas. RVM's proprietary e-discovery software takes potential electronic evidence and runs extremely input/output-intense operations against it -- including native processing, high-speed data culling and extremely enhanced rendering that present definitive challenges for most storage systems. As clients also contend with the exponential growth of data and federally mandated deadlines for compliance with requests for evidence, RVM replaced its direct attached storage infrastructure with a BlueArc Titan 2500 system that supports RVM's e-discovery software; Web-based workflow for secure review of discovered documents; and services such as scanning and printing.

"Speed and uptime are absolutely essential for our staff and our clients, and our data demand was well beyond the capacity of the fastest direct attached storage systems we could purchase," said Geoffrey Sherman, associate director of technology, RVM. "Titan's raw speed and ringing endorsements from other data-intensive businesses, including e-discovery firms like ours, helped us make the right choice. Our BlueArc system fits well with our designs for a highly redundant data center architecture, and while the facility has ample cooling and power, Titan is proving to be far more energy-efficient than other solutions we had initially considered."

RVM implemented the BlueArc solution in conjunction with migration to an extremely robust and highly redundant, high-performance collocation facility. By selecting the Titan 2500 model, RVM was able to take advantage of redundant, aggregated 10-gigabit fiber lines and performance enabling unsurpassed speed, as well as fault tolerance in strenuous processing requests for millions of files and folders varying drastically in size. RVM tapped Titan's ISCSI protocol support for several application servers, centralizing mission-critical storage requirements. Today, RVM's BlueArc system is achieving up to 40,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) within a low disk spindle count. The distinctive hardware-based architecture of the BlueArc Titan series can continue to scale up to 2 petabytes of data and hundreds of thousands of input/output operations per second.

In addition to BlueArc Titan 2500, RVM is using BlueArc's Incremental Data Replication (IDR) software to replicate data from the high-speed fibre channel tier of its storage infrastructure to a higher capacity SATA tier. According to Sherman, the BlueArc system is presently replicating approximately 0.75 terabytes of data per hour, with no noticeable decrease in performance. With scheduled, automated, backups that use snapshots as a basis for replication, RVM gains streamlined administration and assurance that even files in use are replicated.

Since the Titan's deployment in September 2007, RVM employees already have marked improvements in storage performance for e-discovery. "The difference in performance is like night and day," said Sherman. "Tasks and processes that took hours to complete now take minutes. The BlueArc system really is that fast!"

About BlueArc

BlueArc is a leading provider of high-performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets, as well as data intensive markets, such as electronic discovery, entertainment, federal government, higher education, Internet services, oil and gas and life sciences. Our products support both network attached storage, or NAS, and storage area network, or SAN, services on a converged network storage platform.

We enable companies to expand the ways they explore, discover, research, create, process and innovate in data-intensive environments. Our products replace complex and performance-limited products with high performance, scalable and easy to use systems capable of handling the most data intensive applications and environments. Further, we believe that our energy efficient design and our products' ability to consolidate legacy storage infrastructures, dramatically increases storage utilization rates and reduces our customers' total cost of ownership. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at

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