Mannheim's Municipal Government Selects a DataCore-Powered Storage Server as Its Storage Management Solution.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2003
SANsymphony Manages a German City's Range of Digital Services
DataCore Software, a leading provider of enterprise-class, open storage networking software This article is written like a personal reflection or and may require .
Please [ improve this article] by rewriting this article in an . , has implemented its SAN management solution, SANsymphony(TM) software, at the municipal government of Mannheim, Germany. This will enable the government to centrally manage storage, mirror data between separate locations and use its storage resources more effectively thanks to virtualization An umbrella term for enhancing a computer's ability to do work. Following are the ways virtualization is used.
Partitioning the computer's memory into separate and isolated "virtual machines" simulates multiple machines within one physical computer. . Powerful network-wide storage services run on Intel-based Windows platforms, providing excellent price/performance benefits. SANsymphony simplifies the City of Mannheim's heterogeneous application server environment, reduces data migration complexity and stages new Linux environments to be easily incorporated at a later stage.
With a population of 325,000, Mannheim is the second-largest city in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, and is the cultural and economic center of the Rhine-Neckar Triangle. The local government offers its 6,000 employees a comprehensive range of digital services and data storage. This forced to the government to upgrade to a storage area network (SAN) and centralize cen·tral·ize
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
2. storage management functions through virtualization. DataCore's integration partner, CEMA CEMA Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association
CEMA Chef d'Etat-Major des Armees
CEMA Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association
CEMA Canadian Egg Marketing Agency
CEMA Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts GmbH, won the contract over respected competitors in a public tender because of the solution's large functional scope and outstanding price versus performance ratio.
"Today, local governments face extremely complex tasks," said Gerd Ambruster, Mannheim Municipal Government. "Our decision to use a SAN and alternate locations came in response to our growing data volumes and security concerns. As a central management interface, SANsymphony is the ideal solution, allowing us to maintain always-on high-availability and a flexible storage architecture. The system also makes sense in light of our tight public-sector budget, as SANsymphony reduces storage management and has reduced labor costs by half."
Virtualization is handled by two conventional Dell-supplied Windows 2000-based servers Powered by DataCore(TM). The servers are located in two separate server rooms to increase resiliency by eliminating single site failures. These storage domain servers combine multiple terabytes of storage capacity into a virtual storage pool, making it available to a heterogeneous application environment, which includes office communications, Oracle, Informix and other public service applications. The environment comprises roughly 100 servers running Linux, Solaris, Windows 2000 and Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. , together with over 3,300 desktop computers.
SANsymphony's open approach makes enterprise-class features available throughout the storage network, independent of hardware. The software's Network Managed Volumes (NMVs) automate storage capacity and offer maximum storage volumes. This ensures that only the storage capacity actually needed is used, saving valuable hardware and human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. . SANsymphony Snapshot prepares time-specific copies for data backup and recovery purposes in the second computer room. DataCore's Alternate Path Option ensures high-availability of the data paths, which enables the system to search for alternative paths in the event of a primary data path failure.
"SANsymphony is a highly scalable, extremely flexible virtualization solution that is very successful in mid-size to large enterprises," says Volker Sommer Sommer is a surname, from the German and Danish word for the season "summer".
It may refer to:
After additional storage capacity has been migrated to the SAN, the local government in Mannheim plans to implement a hierarchical storage management See HSM. (HSM (1) (Hierarchical Storage Management) The automatic movement of files from hard disk to slower, less-expensive storage media. The typical hierarchy is from magnetic disk to optical disc to tape. ) system, where DataCore's SANsymphony product will play a central role. SANsymphony's open storage networking solution ensures that whatever strategy the government chooses, either for application servers or storage infrastructure, the city will continue to benefit from the storage solution's many features without restriction, loss of performance or flexibility.
About DataCore Software
DataCore Software is an independent software vendor specializing in consolidating, controlling and automating storage for Windows, Unix, Linux, MacOS and NetWare systems. The company's award-winning SANsymphony software uses Intel-based storage servers running Windows to pool, cache, and replicate data from all the major disk and disk array suppliers. Its innovative technology centralizes storage management for Global 2000 enterprise data centers and powers OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and storage subsystems with advanced features, non-stop availability and unmatched performance. DataCore is privately held with corporate headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For international office locations and more information, call (877) 780-5111 or visit www.datacore.com.
DataCore, the DataCore logo, Powered by DataCore, ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). Street Smarts street smarts Vox populi Worldly wisdom and wariness in human interactions. Cf Social smarts. , SANsymphony, SANcentral, and SANvantage are trademarks or registered trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation DataCore Software is a privately held, computer software corporation founded in 1998 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
DataCore manufactures storage virtualization software, focusing in Storage Area Networks (SAN), Continuous Data Protection (CDP), and Software Acceleration and . Other DataCore product or service names or logos referenced herein are trademarks of DataCore Software Corporation. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.