Recently named “Best IT Consultancy Service” at the 2015 HFM Technology Awards, RFA has served the IT needs of some of the world’s most demanding financial services customers for more than 20 years. RFA delivers transaction-processing applications on its own VMware-based private cloud platform, which enables customers to move all their applications and data from on-site servers to a hosted model — allowing predictable costs and dramatically reducing capital expenditure related to on-site network hardware. To ensure scalable high performance for customers, and to deliver differentiating capabilities unshackling its own business potential, RFA turned to all-flash storage from SolidFire.
RFA uses SolidFire for its highest-load applications, as a storage tier handling very large and sensitive databases. Performance-related issues have decreased by 100 percent with SolidFire, leading to high customer satisfaction. This is possible because Quality of Service (QoS) within RFA’s multi-tenant infrastructure is built into the SolidFire architecture to completely eliminate noisy neighbor issues. Furthermore, the solution’s high density reduces rack and power consumption and raises RFA’s overall storage return on investment (ROI). Starting with a SolidFire SF3010 cluster, RFA can scale out linearly one node at a time to as many as 100 nodes, enabling seamless growth as business needs evolve.