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TechTarget UK: Retail Giant Co-op Jersey opts for low-cost DataCore Software SAN

UK Retail giant Co-Op opts for DataCore Software,289142,sid181_gci1357657,00.html

Co-Op Jersey has implemented DataCore Software’s SANmelody software-based storage-area network (SAN) as shared storage to support a VMware-based server virtualisation project. The resulting iSCSI SAN — which replaced existing direct-attached storage (DAS) — runs on two IBM servers in which all disk writes are replicated instantly across the wide-area network to provide total redundancy.

“Downtime for maintenance and provisioning new servers isn’t acceptable,” said Don Le Clercq, IT manager at Co-Op Jersey. “To enable this, we have used a combination of two IBM servers along with DataCore’s SANmelody to provide a synchronously mirrored high-availability architecture.”

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