The manufacturer wanted to update its environment with a split virtualized infrastructure in two separate rooms connected over a LAN to reduce overall costs, and remove any single point of failure. While DataCore and VMware vSAN were shortlisted as options to consider, CAE was compelled by StorMagic’s competitive price point and successfully tested it first.
“Our StorMagic SvSAN cluster was deployed and fully operational in less than two hours. We are able to remotely manage the entire system, which is a major improvement and time saver over traditional, physical SAN cluster management,” said Fabio Prosperi, Systems Information Manager, CAE S.p.A. “CAE is saving space, money and time: we eliminated four rack units, reduced power supply requirements by at least two kilowatts and are experiencing much faster shutdown and startup times compared to our previous solution.”
Following a strategic consultation with value- added distributor, Ready Informatica, and value added reseller, 3CiME Technology, CAE chose StorMagic SvSAN to replace its traditional SAN, in a two node VMware vSphere cluster. SvSAN is managed by VMware vCenter plugin and WebGUI. Since installation, the customer has reduced infrastructure complexity, power consumption and hardware rack space consumed by the previous physical SAN. The time required for a complete infrastructure reboot has also been reduced by at least ten minutes. SvSAN is significantly more cost effective than its former solution and eliminates any single point of failure.
"3CiME Technology resells StorMagic SvSAN because it meets our customers’ requirements,” said Massimiliano Ghirardi, technical director of 3CiME Technology, who recommended and oversaw the CAE implementation. “SvSAN is the best hyperconverged solution and delivers high performance at a low cost. Our customers tell us that SvSAN is easy to use, implement and administer, and that its remote monitoring capability ensures business continuity in geographically distributed environments.”