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American Committee For The Weizmann
Institute Of Science Finds A Cure For High
Costs With LSI StoreAge SVM™
A World-Renowned Science Institute Improves Data Center Efficiency
by Integrating a Virtualized Server Environment with Virtualized Storage
n Reduce the cost and time needed Using LSI StoreAge SVM and QLogic SANbox 8000 SSP
to manage heterogeneous SAN
storage in a virtualized server A growing number of companies of all sizes are using virtualization technology to increase the flexibility
of their IT infrastructures. By virtualizing either their servers or their storage – and sometimes both
– these companies are harnessing the power of the technology to achieve tangible results. Further,
n A fabric-based solution
as the practice of virtualization enters the mainstream, more and more organizations are quickly
combining StoreAge storage
management software with expanding their use of this enabling technology.
QLogic’s SANbox 8000 Storage
The benefits of virtualization are available to companies of all sizes. For example, the American
Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) is a prime example of a smaller organization
R e S u LT S
that is reaping the rewards of combining server and storage virtualization within a single data center.
n A virtualized data center, with
virtualized servers accessing Virtualization has broad appeal, because the technology can be applied across nearly any size
virtualized storage and type of server or storage device. For example, larger RAID arrays can be virtualized as easily as
n Simplified, centralized storage modular JBOD devices.
n Seamless support for Prior to virtualizing their storage, ACWIS had virtualized their servers using VMware, allowing each
heterogeneous server, SAN server to be partitioned into multiple virtual servers that run independently, even with different
and storage resources
operating systems. This reduced the number of physical servers needed, enhanced overall resource
n Supports advanced data
utilization, and centralized and simplified management.
protection services (snapshot,
Pleased with the results of their server virtualization project, ACWIS next focused on its storage
environment. Their primary goal was to efficiently manage storage resources across a Storage Area
network (SAn), in order to improve both the control and flexibility of provisioning storage to the
Like many IT shops, ACWIS uses a broad array of servers, operating systems, SAn components and
storage devices from different vendors. Thus, the solution would need to simplify storage provi-
sioning across all storage connected to the SAn, and support server environments which include
VMware, Windows, and netware.
ultimately, ACWIS selected a fully integrated, network-based solution from LSI StoreAge and QLogic
Corporation. The solution is comprised of LSI StoreAge SVM – Storage Virtualization Manager deployed
on QLogic’s SAnbox 8000 Series Storage Services Platform, a purpose-built network-based product
for hosting storage management and data protection applications.