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Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution.
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Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution. Presenter: Adam Zame

Macleans - NZ Business taking on the world with a world class IT infrastructure solution. Presenter: Adam Zame

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  • 1. Taking on the world with a world class IT Infrastructure Solution Adam Zame & Gerhard Richards Maclean Computing IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 2. 2 Agenda A d • Who is our client? • Prior state of their IT? • Client’s requirements? C e s equ e e s • What Maclean Computing did? • Then what happened?... • How we fixed it? • The future? future?... IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 3. 3 Af few questions? ti ? • Who has had to press the “BIG RED BUTTON” and p initiate a disaster recovery process in the last 2 yrs? 1 = Yes 2 = No • Do you think virtualisation is still too expensive for a 25 – 75 user small to meduim business? 1 = Yes 2 = No • Have you moved your data centre in the last 2 yrs? 1 = Yes 2 = No IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 4. 4 Who i th li t? Wh is the client? • Southern Hemisphere’s leading textile and interior p g design company • Operates in US , NZ and Australia • 100 users globally, 6 locations • Invited Maclean Computing in to assist with technology p g gy recommendations and strategy IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 5. 5 Prior St t f P i State of IT • Main IT services ran on separate aging hardware, some p g g , servers 4+ yrs old • Terminal Server dependent g p globally y • Large WAN with limited redundancy • MS Dynamics NAV site supported by Intergen ISV Intergen, Partner • Limited backup and no Disaster Recovery planning Business Risk and High Maintenance IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 6. 6 Prior St t f P i State of IT Email Server Domain Controller Terminal Server NAV Server File Server Backup tape IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 7. 7 Client’s Cli t’ requirements i t • They needed to replace their old hardware y p • Also needed flexibility, due to nature of their business • DR and “Backup and Restore” was critical to reduce Backup Restore risk • Virtualisation and Consolidation proved successful • Site needed some infrastructure upgrades with regards to the server room IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 8. 8 What M l Wh t Maclean Computing did? C ti • Maclean Computing p p p g proposed a p phased virtualisation solution to reduce business risks • IBM x3850 and x3650 hardware, DS3400 SAN, TS3200 , , Tape Library and VMware ESX Enterprise 3.5 • DR provided by all p p y production systems now VMs and y easily restored to any hardware • Solution completed in early Dec 08 p y IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 9. 9 What M l Wh t Maclean Computing did? C ti Email Server Domain Controller Terminal T i l Server Terminal Server File Server NAV Server IBM x3850 IBM x3650 Virtual Host Mgmt Fibre Server Switch IBM Tape Library T Lib DS3400 SAN IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 10. 10 What M l Wh t Maclean Computing did? C ti • Key technologies • IBM x3850 Virtual Hosts • Highly redundant hardware, with built in remote management • Vizioncore vRanger Pro • U d to create backup i Used t t b k images of VM f VMs • Client has a week of backups on disk for fast p recovery IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 11. 11 What M l Wh t Maclean Computing did? C ti IBM x3850 Server Overview : • Mission-critical availability to help prevent interruptions in day-to- day enterprise operations • Hot-swap power supplies, fans, memory, hard disk drives and 2 x PCI- Express adapters. • Active Memory™ with features such as Memory ProteXion™, hot-add memory and Chipkill™ memory provide a level of reliability and availability that helps reduce downtime and maintain data integrity. • Up to 4 sockets able to be installed and 32 DIMM slots allowing up to 256GB of RAM • Predictive Failure Analysis® on hard disk drives, processors, VRMs, fans and memory. • http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/data/flash/systemx/hardware/enterprise/x3850m2/tour/ IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 12. 12 What M l Wh t Maclean Computing did? C ti IBM x3850 Server Overview : • Ability to upgrade to scalable system with the ScaleXpander Option kit allowing customers the flexibility to scale as their business needs change. • Six-core and four-core processor options with up to 2.66 GHz (six- core) and 2 4 GHz (four core) speeds with up to 16 MB L2 cache 2.4 (four-core) cache. • Seven PCI-Express x8 high-performance I/O expansion slots, two support hot-swap capabilities. • ScaleXpander Option kit offers customers the flexibility to scale from 4 sockets all the way to 16 sockets. • Memory options are 4 GB or 8 GB/256 GB max PC2-5300 DDR II REMOTE SUPERVISOR ADAPTER OVERVIEW IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 13. 13 RSA Sli li II Overview Slimline O i IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 14. 14 RSA Sli li II Overview? Slimline O i ? IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 15. 15 Then h t h Th what happened? d? • Air conditioning unit failed and water flooded the server g rack • IBM x3850 hardware, DS3400 SAN, x3650 , , management server, tape library and fibre switches all water damaged • The impact is company wide, authentication being the main problem. There was no backup domain controllers other than those at head office • Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane couldn't even work with just locally stored documents documents. IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 16. 16 Then h t h Th what happened? d? IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 17. 17 Then h t h Th what happened? d? IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 18. 18 Then h t h Th what happened? d? IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 19. 19 How we fi d it? H fixed • A replacement server was sourced, the offsite tapes p , p were retrieved • An ESX host was provisioned in 30 minutes. p • Vizioncore vRanger Pro was used to restore images to bare VM’s. • 5 Servers were restored in less than 5 hours. This included Exchange 2007, DC, F&P and two Terminal Servers. • Client predicted that recovering the 5 physical servers would h ld have taken up to 4 d k days and could h d ld have cost i in excess of $50,000 lost business and productivity IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 20. 20 The F t Th Future? ? • Client is discussing the p g possibility of office relocation y • Physical hosting is an option which will reduce risk of system outages due to p y g power and environmentals (water) • Investing in a second virtual host and fibre switching g g when expansion is required, improving redundancy and high availability further • Migrations/upgrades are now very easy, testing and development can be achieved on cloned “live” systems too IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 21. 21 Thing t t k Thi to take away • Virtualisation is affordable and can give instant benefits • Management tools shouldn’t be overlooked shouldn t • If you are virtualising your systems, definitely look at imaged based backup solutions • Phased deployments are achievable but you need to balance risks and have a DR plan • Redundancy is key but if you can waterproof key, servers that’s better.... IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®
  • 22. 22 Thank you o Questions? IBM Insight Forum 09 Make change work for you ®

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