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Seric case study Loch Lomond National Park IBM V7000

  1. 1. a. Seric Systems Ltd, Studio 2004, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Mile End Building, 12 Seedhill Road, Paisley, PA1 1JS. t. 0141 561 1161 e. info@seric.co.uk w. seric.co.uk tw. @sericsystems IBM Storwize V7000 BRIEF The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority (LLTNPA) went to tender for an infrastructure platform to decrease running costs and increase performance of their virtual servers, especially Exchange and main Data server. The platform was to replace an IBM DS system, ease of migration was crucial to LLTNPA. SOLUTION Central to our winning solution was a fibre connected IBM Storwize V7000 storage appliance, which provided enterprise functionality and performance. The Storwize V7000 has full redundancy built in and was complemented with a dual switch network for end to end redundancy and high availability. The platform was sized and implemented by Seric engineers to ensure optimum performance for the price point. This was achieved by using IBM Easy Tier which automatically and non-disruptively moves frequently accessed data from hard disks drives (HDD) to high performance solid state disks (SSD), thereby placing such data in a faster tier of storage. Easy Tier eliminates manual intervention when assigning highly active data on volumes to faster responding storage. In this dynamically tiered environment, data movement is seamless to the host application regardless of the storage tier in which the data resides. The Storwize V7000 has a very easy and intuitive web management interface and the Seric turnkey solution included training on both the V7000 and SAN24B switches. Training ensured LLTNPA staff were able to provision LUN’s, add hosts and create zones for individual requirements and to enable staff to easily maintain the system for the long-term. The virtualisation functionality of the IBM Storwize V7000 made the migration very simple. OUTCOME Systems availability was drastically increased, allowing systems to stay online during patching and updating. Increased resilience means that up to 50% of the new infrastructure could now fail without affecting operations. Management costs decreased due to the single point of management and ease of use. This robust, consolidated and easy to maintain system now runs all key servers and virtual environment, across high performance disks, with Easy Tier activated on the performance pool. Providing a high performance solution to meet the needs of our client for increased performance across their virtual estate. At all times the Seric team provided thoroughly professional help and more importantly provided relevant and honest advice when scoping out our organisational needs. They have ensured that we have a system capable of meeting our demands now and in the future” Stevie Thomson, IT Manager, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority. Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority Storage and Integrated Systems with Seric PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS STORAGE AND INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DATA MANAGMENT SOCIAL BUSINESS AND COLLABORATION IT SECURITY