SOURCE: American Megatrends, Inc.

American Megatrends, Inc.

September 09, 2014 09:00 ET

Foodservice Industry Leader Selects StorTrends to Optimize Storage Operations for Its High Demand Data Center Supporting Major Fast-Food Restaurants

RTI Uses StorTrends to Protect Critical Business Assets and Provide Superior Service for Some of the Largest Fast-Food Restaurants in the World

NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - StorTrends® today announced that RTI, Inc. has deployed StorTrends high performance storage appliances to optimize storage operations for its high demand data center that support major fast-food restaurant customers across the world. Using StorTrends, RTI is able to meet its SQL performance requirements while also implementing greater security, reliability and protection of critical data assets.

Since 1985, RTI has helped some of the most well-known companies in the foodservice industry such as McDonalds, Wendy's, Arby's, Moe's, Checkers and many more. The RTI restaurant back-office software, RTIconnect, meets the unique operational needs of these quick-service and fast-casual industries. RTIconnect helps its customers succeed, day in and day out, with the critical task of controlling food and labor costs.

RTI needed a highly reliable, high performance storage array to support the data center that manages its operations for these major fast-food customers. Looking to achieve high availability for its SQL servers with the flexibility to scale as customer demands increase, RTI considered many storage options. Yet, after a number of evaluations, RTI chose StorTrends.

"We needed something that was going to perform at the level our SQL servers needed," said Phil Blakely, Network and Systems Administrator, RTI. "The specification certainly seemed to be there and pricewise StorTrends compared favorably against other devices in its same class. We found that metrics such as IOPS, throughput, capacity and replication -- as well as the flexibility of being able to connect to multiple devices of StorTrends products were higher than our current solution and in the range that we wanted to be."

Since deploying the StorTrends storage solution, RTI has been more than pleased with its performance. It efficiently supported thin provisioning, auto tiering and advanced caching to provide the performance boost RTI was searching for. Now the company is well positioned for future growth as it scales to support more customers.

Key StorTrends features that have benefitted RTI include:

  • Advanced data caching engine for extreme performance and acceleration of IO
  • Auto-tiering for the efficient movement of data between hot, warm and cold data tiers
  • Advanced snapshots for rapid recovery points in the event of file-based recovery or volume rollback
  • Zoned-Bit Recording (ZBR) where the hottest data resides on the fastest outer tracks of the spinning disk for improved latency
  • Data replication, deduplication, compression, encryption, WAN optimization and many more features

"For companies, like RTI, that require high performance data storage, such as All-Flash or Hybrid SANs, StorTrends offers an industry leading feature-rich solution with a budget-friendly price tag," said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. "Data is the critical information that fuels businesses to grow and compete in the digital driven economy. They simple can't afford any downtime or to allocate managed time for babysitting a storage array. That's why we have built a highly reliable, robust storage solution that is easily managed while providing superior protection for customer's critical assets along with the ability to easily add capacity on-the-fly. For customers like RTI, it's easy to see why the StorTrends tagline is Performance Storage. Proven Value."

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StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state & local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today's business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from All-Flash Storage, Hybrid Storage to Spinning Disk Solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ Customer Installations, 100+ Storage Patents and nearly 30 Years of IT Leadership from a company that millions or people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc.

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