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Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Regent’s University London Relies on DataCore Software-defined Storage across Multiple Sites Campus-wide
UK Software-Defined Storage Customer Testimonials Span Any Hypervisor, Any Storage, Any Location
DataCore, a leader in software-defined storage and Datashare Solutions,(Shift F7 Group) a DataCore go-to partner, are highlighting the momentum in the UK towards adoption of software defined-storage (SDS) solutions. Datashare Solutions has compiled a testimonial briefing pack outlining key buying criteria and customer adoption reasons.
“The DataCore solution with Nexsan storage allowed us to increase flexibility on existing infrastructure and benefit fully from the investment we had already made in our data centres and VDI solution” Carlos Nogueira, Head of ITS, Regents University
Company: Regent’s University – Needed a Cost Effective, Resilient, Replication solution for NetApp Filer and Auto Tiering for VDI workload balancing.
The University had invested heavily and commissioned two data centres within their campus and were looking for a solution that would increase resiliency through replication between different storage vendors. They also required extra storage capacity for VDI and other solutions they were deploying. Datashare Solutions (Shift F7 Group) installed a DataCore mirrored system backed by Nexsan storage to replicate data resident on their existing NetApp Filer. This was achieved, maintaining levels of resiliency and much more cost effectively in comparison to an end-to-end NetApp solution. Datashare Solutions also deployed a VDI solution across the two data centres using application acceleration within the DataCore servers to achieve excellent levels of automated data tiering.