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Radford HMY Group Ltd Uses DataCore's SANmelody for Business Continuity; Simplifies Storage Provisioning to Its VMware ESX Virtualization Environment
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualization, business continuity and disaster recovery software solutions, today announced that together with DataCore silver- level accredited partner, Waterstons, it has installed SANmelody™ as the Storage Area Network (SAN) virtual infrastructure at Radford HMY Group Ltd, part of HMY France group – one of Europe’s largest suppliers of retail display equipment to leading high street brands.

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“Together with Waterstons we have embarked on implementing a new Virtual Infrastructure that guarantees the highest level of fault tolerance and availability,” states Mark McDonald, IT Manager, Radford HMY Group Ltd. “To do this, we have used a combination of two IBM servers running DataCore’s SANmelody storage virtualization software to provide a synchronously mirrored high availability architecture.”

Radford HMY Group connected the two storage servers over isolated Gigabit Ethernet links where all disk write I/Os are replicated instantly providing total “2-N” redundancy. In this configuration an entire storage server on the SAN can fail without impact to the attached Exchange mail system or ESX hosts.

“Waterstons and Radford HMY Group wanted to achieve highest degrees of resilience but did not want to incur heavy set-up or annual support costs,” comments Keith Joseph, Regional Manager, DataCore Software. “The combination of two commodity servers running cost-effective SANmelody software provides this re-assurance and enterprise functionality such as thin provisioning, snapshoting, and increase in performance to boot.”

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Published Wednesday, March 18, 2009 6:37 PM by David Marshall
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