challenge: deliver high performance, exceptional capacity and the ability to integrate easily into a cloud-based, virtualized computing environment
Because Datapipe’s customers demand high performance, high reliability and the flexibility to support random I/O workloads, Datapipe could not compromise when it came to selecting a storage solution for its cloud initiative. The company needed a storage solution that would deliver high performance, exceptional capacity and the ability to integrate easily into a cloud-based, virtualized computing environment.
Yet, what was most important to Datapipe was supporting its I/O-intensive cloud environment.
“Our new cloud initiative is a very high-level strategic play for the company,” said Sanford “Sam” Coker, Director of Storage Administration, Datapipe Managed Global IT Services. “As such, we needed a storage solution that could support the dynamic needs of mid-sized enterprises and grow with us as cloud adoption continues.”
The data to be stored in the new storage solution is largely unstructured file data for a large number of end customers, so the new storage environment required seamless operation when random I/O workloads are accelerated by customer applications. And due to the massive data growth demands, the solution needed to provide cost-effective capacity that can easily and flexibly scale with their needs.