Caffelli is a full service integrated branding agency in Portland, OR founded in 2010. As a
startup company, Caffelli was challenged to scale their IT capabilities quickly to meet their
expanding needs. They chose to deploy an on-premise Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 family-
based server with Intel® RAID Controller RMS2AF080 to serve as the foundation of their small
business’ data, wh...ile leveraging the availability, scalability and pay-as-you go model of business
applications in the cloud.
Marc Anteparra-Naujock, Executive Creative Director, provides more details
on Caffelli’s IT configuration:
Fast—and Affordable—File Storage and Backup
Our Intel Xeon processor-based server with Intel RAID Controller RMS2AF080 is screaming fast on our small
gigabit LAN. At any given time we have users rendering 3D models on the server, while others are saving
multi-gigabyte Adobe Photoshop* files—all without skipping a beat. With the performance and flexibility
of our Intel Xeon processor E3 family-based server, Caffelli gets reliability plus the ability to expand our IT
capacity down the road.
We don’t backup to the cloud—it would be far too expensive for the amount of data we have. We love having
an on-premise server for file sharing and storage because we can access files simultaneously and extremely
quickly. Bandwidth is also a critical element of our IT infrastructure. Every second spent waiting for a file to
transfer is efficiency lost. Combining a hardware-based Intel® RAID solution with true gigabit Ethernet keeps
our systems moving quickly—even when we’re working with the very large file sizes used in creative
“What’s amazing is that just a few years ago implementing
these types of remote connection technologies was
cost-prohibitive, making start-ups less sustainable and
less competitive.” —Marc Anteparra-Naujock, Executive Creative Director, Caffelli
VPN We conduct events all around the world, and some of us have virtual offices while
we travel that hinge on VoIP and the ability to reliably and securely connect via VPN
back to our main office. What’s amazing is that just a few years ago implementing
these types of remote connection technologies was cost-prohibitive, making start-ups
less sustainable and less competitive. Now, our Intel Xeon E3 processor-based server
is at the heart of our private datacenter and enables us to stay connected and have
seamless access to our network, regardless of where our work takes us.
We don’t FTP anymore—I think it is a thing of the past. It takes far too much time to
manage and is an archaic method of file delivery. As a design agency, we still need
to send large-size HD video and animation files to our clients and large-format print
files to our printers. Our clients want to click, download, and review our files without
any hassles. They look to us for the latest ways to easily work, collaborate and share
online. We use a cloud-based file sharing service so our staff can quickly send files
from our Intel Xeon processor-based RAID storage configuration without slowing
down anyone’s workflow.
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