The AA went through a period of massive change, which its existing storage infrastructure was not flexible enough to cope with. E-mail messages were also increasing in volume and size, and the AA had to regularly expand its storage capacity to cope with the incessant growth in corporate data. The mixed bag of storage platforms in the AA's data center made the infrastructure complicated, with expensive operating costs and heavy manpower.
The AA recognized that it needed to find a more cost effective and efficient means to manage and store its data, while complying with Financial Services Authority requirements.
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