January 2010 Clarity IT Provide DataCore Professional Services to Volkswagen Financial Services

Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) in the UK have used DataCore SANmelody for several years as the foundation of their highly available storage area network.

Since SANmelody was originally deployed, the performance and storage requirements at VWFS have grown considerably. To ensure they continued to remain well placed to handle increased storage, performance and availability demands it was decided to upgrade the hardware underlying their SANmelody.

Clarity IT Advisors as the UK's leading DataCore technical consultancy was chosen to help VWFS. Ian Goodwin, Clarity IT's lead consultant, helped VWFS refine their network infrastructure and new hardware configuration to ensure it provided the right levels of performance and capacity.

Since the upgrade, performance characteristics have improved (up to 8 fold) so much that even end users have noticed and given very positive feedback.

Established in 1994, VWFS is already the second largest finance subsidiary after its German parent company. VWFS AG was established in Germany in 1949 and has grown rapidly throughout the years. Stability and dependability are both core attributes of the organisation. In 2006 VWFS first recorded over 1 billion pounds sterling of consumer lending, a milestone which was a significant achievement for the company and has since been surpassed in subsequent years up to 2010. The UK administrative and operations headquarters are based at Milton Keynes, employing more than 400 people and serves over 250,000 customers across the UK.

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