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Top Architecture Firm Overhauls Storage with Nasuni to Support Global Growth and Cut Costs

Perkins+Will achieves high-performance data storage with more efficient economics and premier data protection capabilities

Founded in 1935, Chicago-based Perkins+Will is one of the premier architecture and design firms in the world. The company has expanded exponentially over the last two decades and now operates 28 global design studios employing 2,200 of some of the brightest minds in the business. The firm’s architects work with business-critical BIM files as large as 300 GB each, and these models represent 80% of its data. As Perkins+Will increased in size and reach, the challenge of protecting, managing, and accurately provisioning storage in all locations grew exponentially, and leadership grew tired of investing in storage hardware that was obsolete soon after it was deployed. Tasked with finding innovative solutions to support its global, collaborative business model, IT chose to deploy Nasuni and Amazon. Perkins+Will now enjoys instantaneous file access, infinite storage scalability, built-in data protection with faster recoveries, cost-effective file collaboration, and a modern cloud platform to drive its global aims.

  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Amazon Web Services
  • business continuity
  • file server consolidation
  • M&A integration
  • unlimited capacity on-demand
  • 5-minute RPO and RTO
  • fast file synchronization
  • 15-minute disaster recovery
  • 50% cost reduction
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