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Arizona Tile Equips New Colocation Facility with Atlantis HyperScale

When Arizona Tile wanted to build a highly redundant storage/hypervisor/Citrix colocation environment, it chose Atlantis HyperScale to help bring it all together. Atlantis HyperScale integrates servers, storage and virtualization into a single all-flash appliance that delivers significantly greater storage performance at 50-90 percent lower cost.

Chris Murray, Arizona Tile director of information technology keeps employees up and running with 80 virtual servers, 25 physical severs, SANs and switches, and 24TBs of data stretched across two datacenters. The datacenters support more than 400 Citrix users and a wide variety of workloads, including SQL, Microsoft Exchange, file servers and a host of third-party applications.

The latest addition to the company's infrastructure would be a major upgrade to the company's tax software, which would also require a significant upgrade to Arizona Tile's ERP application. At the same time, Arizona Tile was planning to move its main datacenter to a colocation site.

"To support this transition, we were going to have to spend more money to set up more storage in an already crowded datacenter environment," Murray said. "In addition, more money would be needed for expensive software licensing fees, connectivity devices and more compute power to support additional VDI users and to virtualize SQL databases, file servers and email functions."

Murray decided instead to implement an Atlantis HyperScale as the company moved to a new colocation datacenter.

"For the same cost of adding disks to the legacy environment, we doubled capacity with two new 12TB hyperconverged appliances to migrate our existing applications," he said. "We were able to fit the two appliances in four units within the existing rack, greatly reducing our footprint at the colocation site, saving money and increasing our compute power to run all our primary workloads."

After migrating their entire datacenter, Arizona Tile repurposed its older equipment for development testing and disaster recovery.

"Atlantis HyperScale helped Arizona Tile achieve its goals of building an infrastructure that supported their growth," said Bob Davis, Atlantis Computing chief marketing officer. "We are proud to offer technology that makes it easy for companies like Arizona Tile to simplify the delivery of servers, storage, networking and virtualization in a single appliance at less cost and with greater performance."
Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:31 AM by David Marshall
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