Date : 1/1/2013
The cost of the MetroCluster solution was three times more than the Dell EqualLogic technology, yet we feel that we’ve got a more efficient storage solution from Dell.
Stefan Reitmeier, Senior Network Administrator, Serviceplan Group, Germany
ChallengeServiceplan Group wanted to replace its NetApp® MetroCluster storage system when it ran out of warranty, with the goal of maximising availability and reducing costs.
SolutionThe firm deployed Dell™ EqualLogic™ storage area networks, which had already proved successful and Dell PowerConnect™ switches. It also chose Dell ProSupport™ for maximum uptime.
Benefits• Customer ensures 100 percent uptime with Internet SCSI (iSCSI) solution
• Business cuts management overheads by 20 percent
• IT administrators scale storage arrays 91 percent faster
• Business reduces initial storage costs by 66 percent
• Employees gain on-demand storage for greater performance