Challenge
FireHost provides secure cloud hosting services in a multi-tenant public cloud environment. The company was successfully running Dell™ PowerEdge™ blade servers, but its storage solution was struggling to keep up with rapid growth in the business.
Solution
FireHost deployed Dell Compellent™ Storage Center SANs in its data centers in the United States and Europe. Each array hosts roughly 1,200 VMware®-based virtual machines.
Benefits
• Less than 2 millisecond latency for data writes to storage Tiers 1 and 2
• A few hours to add storage capacity, with no downtime
• A few minutes to restore a server
• More efficient thin provisioning vs. EMC and HP solutions