Storage and server virtualization allows Amerex to avoid excess costs
Amerex Brokers, a US-based wholesale energy brokerage, has implemented Compellent Technologies’s storage area network and VMware server virtualization products to centralize data resources, while reducing the complexity of managing both servers and storage.
By automating data protection with Compellent’s snapshots and asynchronously replicating them to a secondary site over an IP network, Amerex is achieving disaster recovery at low cost. Compellent’s virtualized storage allows Amerex to avoid the excess costs of purchasing identical storage configurations for replication, and provides the affordable protection previously missing from the company’s data center, said Compellent.
Amerex instituted a virtualization strategy, which improved utilization and lowered overall costs by leveraging Compellent’s automated tiered storage, thin provisioning, thin replication and continuous snapshots, added Compellent.
Brian Trudeau, chief information officer of Amerex Brokers, said: The flexibility of Compellent’s thin replication technology will also allow us to easily test solutions such as VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) for potential adoption to further simplify and automate disaster recovery management.”
Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing at Compellent, said: Virtualization has become the defacto strategy for increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Compellent’s storage virtualization technology to manage data inside the volume, making it easy for customers to implement virtualized server platforms like VMware and its storage resource management suite.