READING, UK, 9 July 2009 ? DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualisation, business continuity and disaster recovery software solutions, today announced that together with DataCore’s partner, Waterstons, they have installed SANmelody? as the storage area network (SAN) virtual infrastructure within the Airport?s data centres.
“We are now realising the significant benefits of our virtualisation solution including reduced maintenance costs, energy savings in line with our ?green? initiatives and improved Disaster Recovery processes. DataCore?s software and Waterstons? expertise has been invaluable in this project.”
Newcastle International evaluated several SAN technologies before deciding to choose DataCore?s SANmelody storage virtualisation solution for this project. SANmelody offered an attractive mix of comprehensive feature set, strong track record and the capability to leverage relatively low cost storage hardware, comparing favourably to other SAN solutions. Two storage servers were deployed, one in each IT facility. Inbuilt synchronous replication across gigabit networks ensures that both storage servers are identical ?block level? copies of each other. In the event of a component failure affecting either storage server, the other server instantly takes over workload.
Newcastle International connected the two data centres over an IP based network. iSCSI technology was key for the airport as it would readily operate over the highly resilient Ethernet network which connected the two data centres together.
“We increasingly see iSCSI adoption as the protocol of choice over the more expensive Fibre Channel. This is largely owing to its good performance at a relatively inexpensive price.” commented Keith Joseph, Regional Manager, DataCore Software.
About Newcastle International Airport:
Newcastle International is the principal airport in the North East of England, and is among the largest regional airports in the United Kingdom. With around over five million passengers annually, and 850 world-wide destinations available, Newcastle International is continuing to grow and develop strong relationships with passengers and the local community.
The airport?s shareholders include seven local authorities and Copenhagen Airports, creating a Public Private Partnership organisation.
Over the last few years, the airport?s IT strategy has seen them improving operational efficiency by harnessing the latest IT technologies in a creative and adaptable manner.
Waterstons provide consulting, technology and outsourcing services to organisations nationwide. Based in Durham, we have a passion for business improvement founded upon a deep understanding of clients? businesses and the sectors in which they operate. Our creative, technology-led solutions are renowned for materially improving our clients? ability to compete. We pride ourselves on our customer service record which has lead to some customers remaining with us since our inception in 1994 and 40 percent partnering with Waterstons for over five years.
About DataCore Software:
DataCore Software, the leading provider of storage virtualisation SAN software, fundamentally changes the economics of managing storage with innovative software that combines advanced functions and services with the agility and savings of hardware independence. DataCore lowers the cost and complexity of IT by making storage efficient, fast, flexible, fail-safe and virtual. DataCore’s portable storage server software simplifies and automates capacity expansion and centralises storage management for Windows, UNIX, Linux, MacOS and NetWare operating systems as well as hypervisors from VMware, Citrix, Microsoft and other suppliers. DataCore is privately held and its corporate headquarters are in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, call +1 877. 780.5111 or visit www.datacore.com.
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