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
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.
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
Provides a true 'set and forget' solution for any environment using centralized deployment and management - whether for thousands of sites or just one.
Eliminates physical SANs by converging compute and storage into a lightweight commodity server footprint thereby dramatically lowering costs.
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.