ZIFFPAGE TITLEData ManagementBy Briana Hallstrom | Posted 2005-07-08 Email Print
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Returns on investment for the Baseline ROI Leadership Awards handily topped 1,000%, courtesy of the Internet.
Annual Return 193.2%
Project: With an increase in stored data of 364% in the last 10 years, Lyondell, which makes chemicals for everything from adhesives to coolants to sealants, had to deal with ever-more-costly maintenance, a need for more servers and storage space, and outage recovery times of up to 36 hours. The company decided on Double-Take from NSI Softwarea program that replicates files onto servers over standard network connectionsto eliminate local tape backup at its 26 U.S. locations. Double-Take helped the company manage its data centrally with skilled staff. Other gains include reduced storage expenses and improved disaster recovery preparedness.
Benefits: Lyondell saved money on hardware, tape transportation and storage, server maintenance and support.