Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. Brings Readers the Day's Headlines in India With NetApp® Storage
Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 23, 2007 --
Today, Network Appliance, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NTAP) announced that India's largest publishing house,
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL) trusts its business-critical
data which includes all editorial and advertorial content,
pre-press applications such as electronically fixing compositional
errors or problems in a digital file that is sent directly to a
printing plate, and sales and billing information on NetApp unified
BCCL is one of the largest and most
data-intensive SAP® application installations in the media
business worldwide. If BCCL experiences even 5 minutes of downtime
it will result in lost revenue opportunities as well the potential
to seriously impact operations. It's for this reason that BCCL
adopted an adaptive computing model, allowing them to scale their
storage infrastructure instantly to accomodate changes in business
needs. NetApp provides BCCL with a backup, recovery, and business
continuity solution that helps BCCL be as agile as necessary while
simplifying the management of its data.
According to BCCL, revenue booking and
pre-press applications are absolutely mission-critical for any
large media group. The organization requires a solution that scales
seamlessly while guaranteeing the highest availability. The NetApp
storage and Fujitsu FlexFrame solution came closest to meeting
BCCL's expectations. The SAP applications were migrated to the new
infrastructure in only one month. In a nonstop operation like
BCCL's, scaling performance and capacity were required to be a
nondisruptive process, and the NetApp solution delivered this.
The NetApp backup and recovery and business
continuity solution was proven for its reliability and availability
through Times Response, a division of BCCL, where all of the
advertising sales of all BCCL media properties are processed. The
success of the Times Response deployment was a critical factor in
BCCL's selection of NetApp.
"NetApp storage systems are playing an
important role in enhancing BCCL's ability to compete in its
market," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing
at Network Appliance. "NetApp is providing operational advantages
while controlling cost of ownership and reducing complexity."
For more information on the NetApp deployment
at BCCL, visit
About Bennett Coleman & Co.
Founded in 1838, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL) is India's
largest media house. Two of its publications, The Times of India
and The Economic Times, are the world's largest English and
economic dailies, respectively.
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