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Case Study: Caffelli Expands their IT

This small business was challenged to scale their IT capabilities quickly to meet their expanding needs. By ChannelPro

Caffelli is a full service integrated branding agency in Portland, OR founded in 2010. As a startup company, Caffelli was challenged to scale their IT capabilities quickly to meet their expanding needs. They chose to deploy an on-premise Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 family- based server with Intel® RAID Controller RMS2AF080 to serve as the foundation of their small business' data, while leveraging the availability, scalability and pay-as-you go model of business applications in the cloud.

Marc Anteparra-Naujock, Executive Creative Director, provides more details on Caffelli's IT configuration: Fast - and Affordable - File Storage and Backup

Our Intel Xeon processor-based server with Intel RAID Controller RMS2AF080 is screaming fast on our small gigabit LAN. At any given time we have users rendering 3D models on the server, while others are saving multi-gigabyte Adobe Photoshop* files - all without skipping a beat. With the performance and flexibility of our Intel Xeon processor E3 family-based server, Caffelli gets reliability plus the ability to expand our IT capacity down the road.

We don't backup to the cloud - it would be far too expensive for the amount of data we have. We love having an on-premise server for file sharing and storage because we can access files simultaneously and extremely quickly. Bandwidth is also a critical element of our IT infrastructure. Every second spent waiting for a file to transfer is efficiency lost. Combining a hardware-based Intel® RAID solution with true gigabit Ethernet keeps our systems moving quickly - even when we're working with the very large file sizes used in creative design applications.

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