Online payment specialist selects Sepaton S2100 Data Protection to handle and secure data as it readies for data growth.
MARLBOROUGH, MA – February 18, 2014 - Sepaton’s S2100-ES3 data protection platform has been selected by Swedish online payment specialist Klarna to protect hundreds of terabytes of data, meet regulatory requirements, and minimize data center cost and complexity.
One of Europe’s fastest-growing companies, Klarna was founded in Stockholm in 2005 and today employs 900 people across seven European countries, supporting millions of consumers.
Klarna needed to replace a tape-based backup environment with a data protection solution that was effortlessly scalable in terms of both performance and capacity, and could perform Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) backup and restore operations across large data volumes at the fastest rates achievable.
Daniel Sparrman, lead architect for Klarna said, “The guidance to our storage and infrastructure team was to find a platform that would meet our company’s current storage needs and accommodate our rate of growth over the next five years. After we finalized our storage environment, we conducted an extremely rigorous tender process for our data protection solution, examining proposals from many leading vendors. We chose Sepaton and the S2100-ES3 platform, because as a very ambitious growth business, we were only satisfied with the fastest and most scalable TSM-compatible data backup and restore environment available. Sepaton didn’t just supply a box – they understood our business, understood our requirements, and then delivered the scalability, throughput and interoperability we demanded. Sepaton’s solutions are designed specifically for data-intensive and fast-growing businesses, and feel like the right choice for us – we can meet backup and restore objectives with confidence today and tomorrow, and avoid costs associated with limited-scale solutions.”
With Sepaton’s S2100 platform Klarna can add both performance and capacity modularly as required, without adding new systems. Capacity is scaled by adding disk shelves - up to three petabytes before deduplication - while performance is boosted by adding processing nodes - up to eight nodes - for an industry-leading 80 terabytes per hour.
Tim Butchart, SVP worldwide sales for Sepaton said, “Klarna is an exceptional business, setting new standards for customer service and innovation as it expands rapidly across Northern and Central Europe with the rest of the world clearly in its sights. We took the time to learn Klarna’s business, met its TSM requirements and provided a system that will perform and scale alongside this ambitious company. We understand that only the very best performing data protection environment is good enough for Klarna and its customers. That is why they chose the Sepaton S2100-ES3 platform to secure hundreds of terabytes of data, and will use the same platform as their data growth rises exponentially over the next five years.”
Sepaton delivers the world’s fastest, most scalable and cost-efficient data protection solutions designed to enable large, data-intensive enterprises to store, move, access and protect critical data with the fastest recovery time in the event of a failure. Built on modular, grid-scalable architectures, Sepaton offers the S2100-ES3 for virtual tape library environments and the VirtuoSO for network attached storage (NAS) featuring multi-protocol support, highly efficient deduplication, performance-optimized data movement, and advanced management and reporting at the lowest total cost of ownership. Sepaton is headquartered in Marlborough, MA, and has an office in London. For additional information call 866-Sepaton or visit http://www.Sepaton.com.
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