Storage Virtualization Success Story

The Customer 

Our customer is a leading storage company based out of USA. The company specializes in network-attached storage (NAS) systems designed for midsized to large enterprises; its filers can also be deployed in Fibre Channel and IP-based storage area network (SAN) configurations. It also provides operating system, data management, and content delivery software. 

The Challenge 

To design, develop and test an enterprise-grade “File Virtualization Storage Management Product” in the windows space with a comprehensive Management UI.

The Solution 

In this turnkey engagement, Calsoft was responsible for design, development and testing of a “File Virtualization Product” in Windows space. The Project involved working on a comprehensive management UI, involving over 100 screens for the product. Calsoft applied its multidisciplinary expertise to deliver cross-geography, multi-organizational product realization service. At the outset, Calsoft defined the project management, quality management, and knowledge management process with the customer. The key characteristics of the project were – 

  1. Product design to customer delivery
  2. Built for Windows and Linux
  3. Virtualization product in Windows space
  4. Engagement model

We used their Market Research Document (MRD) as starting point for design. High-level design and Low level design was completed at Calsoft and reviewed by our customer. Senior Architects from Calsoft working on-site with Product Management & Technical teams from customer side to initiate the project. The on-site phase was followed by production & approval of a High Level and then a Low Level Design Documents. Calsoft then produced a detailed Project Plan and development and testing was undertaken based on that plan. The Calsoft team was responsible for all activities leading to the shipment of the product for initial customer beta testing.

The Benefits  
  1. Faster time to market for their storage management products by 6 months
  2. Leveraged Calsoft’s end-to-end product life-cycle development services
  3. Achieved improvement in operational efficiency