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BI software firm standardizes on RIT’s Patchview

Crystal Decisions, a provider of business intelligence software and services, has signed a deal with RiT Technologi...


December 9, 2003  


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Crystal Decisions, a provider of business intelligence software and services, has signed a deal with RiT Technologies Inc. in which the company will install the PatchView intelligent physical layer management offering as part of a major network infrastructure upgrade.

According to RiT, PatchView will play a pivotal role at Crystal’s main data centre in Vancouver, which houses all corporate data including intranet, ERP, CRM and sales force automation systems.

As part of the upgrade, the Palo Alto, Calif. company was recently able to move 300 servers from a previous location to the new 6,000 square foot centre, while at the same time reducing wiring time from 45 minutes to five minutes per server.

The PatchView system, which is designed to minimize downtime, prevent security breaches and improve physical layer network planning, is also being deployed at Crystal locations in San Francisco and Paris.

Founded in 1984, the software firm has 30 offices worldwide and employs 1,800 people. Annual revenues for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003, were US$287.5 million.

Motti Kleinmann, who heads up RIT’s North American operation, says the intelligent cable management system market is entering a new phase in which the awareness level has grown and the value proposition improved.

“The need is primarily with larger organizations,” he says. “The target market has stayed the same those with mission critical sites to manage.”

Key RiT customers include major financial institutions and telecommunication companies.