Server Virtualization Technologies and SAN Projects

Server Virtualization Technologies and SAN Projects


July 13, 2010

Explosives manufacturer Austin Powder Co. invested in a Microsoft Hyper-V server virtualization project and went on to move its data storage from direct attached to a SAN for virtual storage and more reliable backups. As mentioned in this SearchStorage report, the company puts primary storage on SAS drives and stores snapshots and test/dev servers on SATA using FalconStor.


"The company puts primary storage on SAS drives and stores snapshots and test/dev servers on SATA, using FalconStor to mirror its production virtual machines between the two SATABeast arrays. 'If we had a chassis failure, the mirror would be unaffected,' Benco said.

"He said the SAN lets him deploy and clone production servers and recover virtual machines quickly, while making backups more stable."

Read the Full "Server Virtualization Ignites SAN Project for Explosives Firm" Story at SearchStorage