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."