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True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
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True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture

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Compellent customer, Cross Country Home Services, talks about their disaster recovery strategy, VMware integration, delivering performance to an Oracle database, retaining files for compliance and …

Compellent customer, Cross Country Home Services, talks about their disaster recovery strategy, VMware integration, delivering performance to an Oracle database, retaining files for compliance and scaling the storage as they grow.

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  • Products: Home warranty, services and emergency assistancePeople: 500 Total employees, number on 33 IT teamLocations: Florida, Georgia and SC officesStats: 2,000 associates, serving more than 200 corporate clients and their more than 50,000,000 customers.
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    • 1. True storage virtualization with a fluid data architecture
    • 2. Chuck matuliksenior managernetwork, systems and Telecom
      2
    • 3. Under cross country’s roof
      LOCATIONS
      PEOPLE
      PRODUCTS
      STATS
    • 4. It: the foundation of our biz
      ANDERSON, SC
      12 TB
      ATLANTA, GA
      40 TB
      MPLS
      SUNRISE, FL
      40 TB
      SEBRING, FL
    • 5. blueprinting something better
      SECURING DATA against a disaster
      OPTIMIZING VMWARE investment
      DELIVERING PERFORMANCE to Oracle database during heavy transaction times
      RETAINING files cost-effectively over long periods for compliance
      SCALING OUR STORAGE as databases grow
    • 6. top 4 storage requirements
      1)
      Scalable, dynamic architecture
      2)
      Truly virtual storage
      3)
      Intelligent automation
      4)
      Thin replication
    • 7. Scalable, dynamic architecture
      Dynamic virtualized servers
      • Mix of Windows Server 2008, Linux
      • 8. Windows, Oracle Enterprise Linux, vSphere 4
      • 9. 200 virtual servers
      Single-platform storage solution
      • Mix of FC and SATA drives
    • TRUE END-TO-END VIRTUALIZATION
      VMware server virtualization
      Compellent Advantage
      Grown added 120 servers without any additional floor space, cooling or power
      Booting VMware from Compellent SAN
      Compellent storage virtualization
      • Maximizing redundancy, performance with iSCSI connections
      • 10. Eliminated need for volume pre-allocation
      • 11. Reduces time spent provisioning new volumes
    • Intelligent automation
      What we’re automating
      Compellent sub-LUNtiering
      New files RAID 10 to outermost tracks
      Older contracts to lower tiers, RAID
      Most data in Tier III
      VmwarevMotion
      Scripting
    • 12. Thin snapshots, nimble replication
      Compellent and VMware team to recover from failure
      • Compellent recovers data from most recent snapshot
      • 13. VMware brings up virtual machine on different physical server
      Off-site replication
      • Users can immediately start operating off back-up SAN
      • 14. Drive and connection types don’t have to mirror primary SAN
    • results
      Performance Improvements
      Boosts performance of key applications
      Reduces month-end processing from 3 days to 8.5 hours
      Reduced time and money
      Automated day-to-day tasks
      Cuts annual spending for high-speed drives
      Proactive, ultra-efficient IT staff
      Higher availability
      Reduced downtime
      More secure, faster data recovery
      Increases capacity at the backup site from 30 percent of production to 100 percent

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