Case StudySoftware Defined Storage Solution
The ClientHagstrom Drilling is a national drilling company with a diverse capability and a proven reputation across all sectors we work. With a track record spanning nearly three decades, we have a depth of experience completing national and international projects for mining companies, construction companies and government infrastructure programs.
Older on premise server infrastructure required upgrading to keep up with expanding business needs. An opex (ongoing monthly cost) solution was more attractive to the business. The Managed Infrastructure Service was implemented.
Focus Networks designed a new tightly controlled network. VMware tools were used to move virtual machines in real time to reduce downtime. Three key stages were completed to guarantee a smooth migration:
- Switching for a 10GB backbone
- Migrating 3.5TB of virtual machines
- Test failover on premise for hosts
The hosts utilise solid state drives and high speed backbones which deliver blistering performance. A fault tolerant design delivers multiple levels of redundancy. Virtual machines replicate offsite into a Tier III data centre for disaster recovery purposes.
Focus Networks monitor this solution using proactive tools to make sure it is operating within agreed performance levels. If a technical glitch is encountered a support ticket is automatically generated and actioned based on defined service level agreements.