Fujifilm UK has implemented dual DataCore SANmelody nodes on two Hewlett-Packard (HP) ProLiant ML370 G5 boxes with 12 146 Gb SAS disks on each machine to provide shared storage and disaster recovery (DR) provision over two sites.
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The DataCore storage-area network (SAN) was implemented with reseller Vcentral. The two SANmelody servers act as identical mirrors in active mode -- one is located in a separate DR site five miles from the main data centre -- connected using a 10 Mb local-area network (LAN) Extension link. DataCore SANmelody supports four VMware servers and 12 virtual servers.
DataCore SANmelody is among a number of products that run on a Windows machine to create a SAN from commodity drives.
"We needed a dedicated SAN and virtualised servers that would accommodate our growth and transition us from the restrictions of disk space provided by direct-attached storage," said Manish Amriwala, network and desktop support team manager for Fujifilm UK.
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