For some time now, most of the world population has agreed that these means of communication have taken over one of the top positions in the hierarchy of people’s needs. Thus, even the slightest interruption in its normal functioning can cause a serious damage to the image of a company providing these services.
StarWind Software, in its turn, being a virtualization software developing company has a great example of cooperation with a representative of the telecommunication market, a company called LocalTel Communications.
One of the reasons LocalTel contacted StarWind was a difficult to manage IT infrastructure, which, in the process of utilizing, started to lack storage capacities.
The IT department specialists were also experiencing issues with the HA iSCSi synchronization.
As a result, the overall state got worse by with numerous failures and increased costs spent on purchase of software patches and firmware updates in an attempt to fix the problem.
The main goal LocalTel Communications pursued with the help of StarWind Virtual SAN was the IT infrastructure with the high level of redundancy and reliability.
At first, LocalTel deployed StarWind on the spare storage server and performed primary testing. Later the IT department decided to add an active server to the existing StarWind configuration. However, during the migration, a raid controller failed and it had to be replaced. Nevertheless, even after having lost 1 node, StarWind infrastructure continued to run smoothly. So the IT specialists had time to fix the problem and were able to bring it back without interrupting the migration process. Finally, the third server was added to the cluster.
So, currently, LocalTel utilizes about 200 active VMs, which range from idle to very high I/O requirements. Moreover, with the 3-node HA virtual machine storage, the company achieved advanced data protection and availability. With StarWind Virtual SAN, LocalTel’s IT infrastructure can now easily perform data replication without causing any disruptions to the company’s activity.
Thus, having deployed StarWind Virtual SAN, LocalTel Communications has got the highly available and reliable, as well as scalable shared SAN storage, which has furthermore fit the company’s budget.
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