Business Challenge

One of the leading retailers for food and consumer goods in western Canada was looking for a way to cost-effectively set up an easy to manage virtual server environment for 120 stores which would:

  • effectively consolidate each store’s servers with a shared storage solution
  • provide high-availability as they are a 24/7 business

Solution

Having evaluated various solutions, StorMagic’s SvSAN emerged as the most cost-effective solution, giving the retailer the simplicity and high availability they were looking for.

Why StorMagic

Cost-effective - SvSAN requires no additional storage adapters and it virtualizes existing storage within the ESX/i servers to optimize utilization.

SvSAN enables enterprise caliber features - such as application clustering and dynamic resource scheduling.

Simplicity - SvSan’s integration with VMware vCenter simplifies the creation, management and provisioning of datastores for multi-site environments

High availability - SvSAN’s 2-server synchronous mirroring eliminates single-point-of-failure.

Company Name: Canadian retailer
HQ Location: Western Canada
Type of Business: Retail
Number of locations: 120

Robust

Protects mission critical data and operations with a proven, highly available and automated solution for any environment and location.

Cost effective

Eliminates physical SANs by converging compute and storage into a lightweight commodity server footprint thereby dramatically lowering costs.

Flexible

Delivers on today’s performance needs leveraging any CPU and storage type whilst avoiding over- provisioning with the confidence of scaling for tomorrow’s demands.

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