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Case Study

“The N5550 has revolutionized how we store and share our information with our firm”
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The Challenge
The success of an architecture firm is largely characterized by the cohesion of its members. The number of people working at each task depends on the project’s complexity, but the main factors determining the success of a project are the communication and collaboration with everyone on the design team. 

During the design process, members need to access and work with the same data as others in their group. An issue with collaboration at an architect firm is often file size, files from architectural software like Autocad are usually large. These files can take time to download and even longer to upload.

At the Mumbai office of Serie Architects, the challenge at hand was having 20 users having to concurrently access, alter and store their data. To facilitate this exchange of information Team members were wasting time copying and pasting their data for colleagues to share these files. As well as lost time, this sharing procedure always ran the risk of damaging the timeline of each file.  Faced with this dilemma, Serie Architects reached out to Thecus’ Indian Partner APICAL to help solve this data storage and sharing dilemma via a NAS solution.


The Solution

Upon evaluating the firm’s organizational requirements, the team at APICAL decided upon the deployment of the multifunctional Thecus 5-bay NAS the N5550. Thecus was the first storage company to release a 5-bay NAS on the market, and it has become one of their flagship product lines. These NAS are robust and price friendly; a company is essentially paying for 4 bays and obtaining an additional bay for free. The N5550 brings an ensemble of benefits to the performance table.  With read and write times that reliably deliver 100MB/s, even  up 120MB/s depending on system configuration, companies have the speed to handle anything a small to mid-sized business user could need, and with RAID configuration up to 10, the NAS provides a powerful balance of redundancy, capacity and speed.

Equipping the Firm

With the implementation of the N5550 to the firm, all files started to be saved onto the NAS device. An up-to-date, simultaneous data sharing solution was created. This outcome instantly started producing noticeable results, with a dramatic increase in efficiency, Serie Architects started saving up to 2 hours a day, which had previously been wasted time and effort.

When you have a design team working on a single project, you want to keep operational time to a minimum and the process as easy as possible. The N5550 has revolutionized how we store and share our information with our firm, allowing us to work in parallel, thus saving us a huge amount of working time and power. “ Kapil Gupta, Principal Architect. 

Thank you APICAL for recommending the best storage solution to Serie Architects.

About Thecus®
Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.