Datalink Drives NAVTEQ Data Center Operational Excellence Initiatives

Data Center Solutions Provide NAVTEQ with Map Data that is Efficiently Stored, Reliably Protected, and Always Available

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 12, 2010Datalink (Nasdaq: DTLK), a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, today announced that NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data, selected Datalink to design and deliver an Isilon scale-out NAS solution in multiple international data centers. This is the latest in a series of data center infrastructure enhancements Datalink has designed and deployed at NAVTEQ over the course of their long term business relationship. Datalink data center solutions play an important role in helping NAVTEQ maintain 24/7 availability of its digital map database across production teams around the globe.

NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. With the demand for digital maps increasing, so does the need for continual enhancements in NAVTEQ’s international data centers. Data center operational excellence helps NAVTEQ efficiently store, reliably protect, and provide continuous access to its digital map assets and business critical applications.

Using its 20+ years of data center infrastructure and services experience, Datalink assessed NAVTEQ’s needs, evaluated best-available technologies, and recommended architectures that aligned with the company’s needs. Spanning storage, networks, and servers, Datalink-deployed architectures include virtualization and consolidation, advanced networks, data storage and protection, as well as disaster recovery.

Working with Datalink provided NAVTEQ with the opportunity to take advantage of a broad range of technologies best suited for their unique situation. Heterogeneous solutions feature innovations from industry leaders such as NetApp, Isilon Systems, Hitachi Data Systems, Cisco, VMware, Symantec, and Quantum Corp. Beyond assessment, design, and implementation services, Datalink also provides industry-leading, solution-level Datalink OneCall® support services for multi-vendor technologies featured in each solution.

“NAVTEQ’s focus on data center operational excellence is clear. By aligning data center efforts with ever-changing business needs, Datalink was able to help NAVTEQ meet the global demands for 24x7 access across their organization,” said Paul Lidsky, president and CEO, Datalink. “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to work with them for their data center enhancement initiatives and see the positive impact NAVTEQ and Datalink have made together.”

About Datalink

A complete data center solutions and services provider for Fortune 500 and mid-tier enterprises, Datalink transforms data centers so they become more efficient, manageable and responsive to changing business needs. Datalink helps leverage and protect storage, server, and network investments with a focus on long-term value, offering a full lifecycle of services, from consulting and design to implementation, management and support. Datalink solutions span virtualization and consolidation, data storage and protection, advanced networks, and business continuity. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes the business value of IT. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit


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