Date : 5/1/2013
Our secure cloud infrastructure, using Dell Compellent storage, can beat the performance that our enterprise customers get from dedicated servers, dedicated storage and private cloud configurations.
Todd Gleason, Director of Technology, FireHost, United States
ChallengeFireHost 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.
SolutionFireHost 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