If you missed our Webinar on November the 9th 2011, on solving challenges in achieving remote office / branch office (ROBO)virtual environments, you can now watch it online.
To View this Webinar please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPqGZgieiN0
Limited space: Stores, restaurants, remote sites and branch offices typically have limited space to accommodate additional servers, storage and networking equipment.
Limited budget: IT budgets are often based upon an assumption that the applications will be hosted on a single low-cost PC server. However, this cheaper hardware option is a single point of failure that can interrupt the ability to service customers, record transactions, manage staffing and inventory, and process payments. In addition, maintenance must be done during high-cost, off hours.
Lack of local IT: Few organizations can afford trained IT staff at all of their branch locations. It is equally inefficient to leverage centrally located IT staff to provide emergency onsite support. This approach increases travel costs and extends the problem-resolution time, which directly impacts profitability.
Questions and Answers from Webinar:
Q1: Is RDM Mapping supported with all RAID-Controllers that are on the VMware HCL (or only with specific RAID-Controllers)?
A:) RDM is supported with most RAID controllers, to check compatibility please contact support with details on raid cards at email@example.com
Q2: Is the SVA-VM able to handle 10 Gbit wire-speed with 1 vCPU ? (vmxnet3 no problem, but is the SVA-VM supported with 2 vCPU's)?
A: The SvSAN would take advantage of second CPU, backend would take advantage of second CPU. Currently re-architecting for a later date. Performance is based upon the underlying disks in the host.
Q3: What sort of latency does SVSAN introduce?
A: Depends on how you allocate storage to SvSAN, for more information contact our support on firstname.lastname@example.org
Q4: Does it support vsphere 5?
Q5: How is SvSAN Licensed?
A: / licensing is based on capacity and per server. A copy of SvSAN comes with 2 licenses to cover 2 Server HA. Licences can be purchased individually. For more info visit: http://www.stormagic.com/shop.php
Q6: How many remote sites can I manage from your plugin?"
A: There is no upper limit on how many remote sites can be managed from plugin.
Q7: Is SvSAN Certified by Vmware?
A: SvSAN is certified for ESX/i 4.1 and is currently going through Certification for vSphere 5
Q8: How is data replicated between sites?
A: SvSAN is Active-Active, however we do not do Active-Active replication over long distance sites due to restraints in Bandwidth. Looking to introduce Asynchronous Replication for DRS next year
Q9: What Hardware is compatible with SvSAN
A: Look ar VMware hardware compatibility list. Always keep in mind that storage is always based on performance on underlying disks.
Action Item: To View this Webinar please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPqGZgieiN0