Agence France-Presse - IBM Client Reference Video

Published on 25-Jan-2013

"The IBM solution allowed us to expand storage easily, little by little, which was much better than our previous large architecture that was overly complex." - Laurent Cervera, Storage and Virtualization Architect, Agence France-Presse

Customer:
Agence France-Presse

Industry:
Media & Entertainment

Deployment country:
France

Solution:
Storage Consolidation

Overview

Regarded as one of the oldest press agencies in the world, Agence France-Presse (AFP) has delivered in-depth news coverage for more than 175 years. Based in Paris, France, AFP draws from a network of 200 bureaus in 150 countries, providing news on politics, sports, entertainment and other topics. AFP delivers news to clients ranging from TV networks such as BBC and CNN to websites such as Yahoo! and Google.

Business need:
Agence France-Presse (AFP)—needing a new approach to store growing digital media volumes—adopted a strategy based on small storage arrays designed to ensure low cost, high performance and scalability.

Solution:
AFP deployed IBM® Storwize® V7000 storage systems and evaluated IBM Storwize V3700 storage systems. AFP also used IBM System Storage® Easy Tier® and IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller.

Benefits:
AFP deployed a Storwize V7000 system in one day using one technician in response to video demands during the 2012 Olympic Games. They lowered cost requirements for solid-state disks using System Storage Easy Tier. And enabled the agency to efficiently scale its storage capacity while reducing administration requirements.

Video

Regarded as one of the oldest press agencies in the world, Agence France-Presse (AFP) has delivered in-depth news coverage for more than 175 years. Based in Paris, France, AFP draws from a network of 200 bureaus in 150 countries, providing news on politics, sports, entertainment and other topics. AFP delivers news to clients ranging from TV networks such as BBC and CNN to websites such as Yahoo! and Google.


Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware:
Storage: Storwize V3700, Storage: Storwize V7000

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