StarWind Success Story: Reduce hardware footprint with StarWind HCA & VTL
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Formica UK & Ireland, a worldwide laminate manufacturer, had 60+ nodes and used a traditional blade and fibre SAN approach to compute and storage resources. Such an excessive IT infrastructure footprint didn't meet a new cloud strategy exaggerating power consumption and threatening the client data integrity. Maintenance costs for a system now running at 1/3 of its capacity were not viable. The company sought to migrate to a fully virtualized environment in order to achieve high availability (HA) and improve its backup strategy. Using StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) and StarWind Virtual Tape Library (VTL), Formica UK & Ireland minimizes its global footprint from 60+ to 8 compute nodes, slices OpEx considerably, satisfies a revered 3-2-1 backup rule, and improves SQL performance by 30%.
Find out how Formica UK & Ireland enhances the security of client data thanks to StarWind helping it to move to hyperconvergence and adopt a new backup strategy.