Critical Microsoft SQL Server-based Application Runs 20X Faster
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – November 1, 2016
– DataCore Software, a leading provider of Hyper-converged Virtual SAN, Software-Defined Storage and Adaptive Parallel I/O Software, today announced that Emergency Communications of Southern
Oregon (ECSO) has significantly increased performance and reduced storage-related downtime with the DataCore™ Hyper-converged Virtual SAN.
Located in Medford Oregon, ECSO is a combined emergency dispatch facility and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the 9-1-1 lines in Jackson
County, Oregon. ECSO wanted to replace its existing storage solution because its dispatch application, based on Microsoft SQL Server, was experiencing
latencies of 200 milliseconds at multiple times throughout the day – impacting how fast fire and police could respond to an emergency. In addition to
improving response time, ECSO wanted a new solution that could meet other key requirements, including higher availability, remote replication, and an
overall more robust storage infrastructure.
After considering various hyper-converged solutions, ECSO IT Manager Corey Nelson decided that the DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN was the only
one that could meet all of his technology and business objectives. DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN enables users to put the internal storage
capacity of their servers to work as a shared resource while also serving as integrated storage architecture. Now ECSO runs DataCore Hyper-converged
Virtual SAN on a single tier of infrastructure, combining storage and compute on the same clustered servers.
Performance Surges with DataCore
Prior to DataCore, performance — specifically, latency — was a problem at ECSO, due to the organization’s prior disk array that took 200 milliseconds
on average to respond. DataCore has solved the performance issues and fixed the real-time replication issues that ECSO was previously encountering
because its Hyper-converged Virtual SAN speeds up response and throughput with its innovative Parallel I/O technology in combination with high-speed
caching to keep the data close to the applications.
ECSO’s critical 9-1-1 dispatch application must interact nearly instantly with the SQL Server-based database. Therefore, during the evaluation and
testing period, understanding response times were vital criteria. To test this, Nelson ran a SQL Server benchmark against his current environment as
well as the DataCore solution. The benchmark used a variety of block sizes as well as a mix of random/sequential and read/write to measure the
performance. The results were definitive — the DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN solution was 20X faster than the current environment.
“Response times are faster. The 200 millisecond latency has gone away now with DataCore running,” stated Nelson. “In fact, we are down to under five
milliseconds as far as application response times at peak load. Under normal load, the response times are currently under one millisecond.”
Unsurpassed Management, Performance and Efficiency
Before DataCore, storage-related tasks were labor intensive at ECSO. Nelson was accessing and reviewing documentation continuously to ensure that any
essential step concerning storage administration was not overlooked. He knew that if he purchased a traditional storage SAN, it would be yet another
point to manage.
“I wanted as few ‘panes of glass’ to manage as possible,” noted Nelson. “Adding yet another storage management solution to manage would just add
The DataCore hyper-converged solution was exactly what Nelson was looking for. DataCore has streamlined the storage management process by automating it
and enabling IT to gain visibility to overall health and behavior of the storage infrastructure from a central console.
“DataCore has radically improved the efficiency, performance and availability of our storage infrastructure,” he said. “I was in the process of
purchasing new hosts, and DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN fit perfectly into the budget and plan. This is a very unique product that can be tested
in anyone’s environment without purchasing additional hardware.”
To see the full case study on Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon, click here.
About Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon
Beyond serving as a combined emergency dispatch facility and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the Jackson County Oregon 9-1-1 lines, ECSO is
also a regional “drop point” for emergency information that needs to be given to Jackson and Josephine counties. This may include severe storm warnings
or notice of a foreign enemy attack. This information is received through the National Air Warning Alert System (NAWAS) radio channel that covers the
entire United States. www.ecso911.com
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Adaptive Parallel I/O Software
– harnessing today’s powerful and cost-efficient server platforms with Parallel I/O to overcome the IT industry’s biggest problem, the I/O bottleneck,
in order to deliver unsurpassed performance, hyper-consolidation efficiencies and cost savings. The company’s comprehensive and flexible storage virtualization and hyper-converged virtual SAN solutions free users from the pain of
labor-intensive storage management and provide true independence from solutions that cannot offer a hardware agnostic architecture. DataCore’s
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