To optimize the total cost of ownership and to improve operational safety, Qvest Media was selected to work out a TCO analysis and compare several storage systems (EMC Isilon, IBM GPFS, Quantum Stornext). The analysis was made with a focus on technical, administrative and maintenance aspects of the system with the goal for SES to decide for a new investment. The analysis of the technical parameters included amongst other things a comparison of storage file systems and storage efficiency and performance, storage backend communication technology as well as front site communication, file layout and file protection level and security, file sharing protocols and tape library connectivity.
We were also responsible for planning and execution of a technical test with an EMC Isilon system at the customer facility. In the end the customer decided to replace the existing GPFS system with Isilon and Qvest Media was appointed to deliver and put into operation the new NAS based storage cluster and also to be responsible for 24/7 support.
|Integrated Solutions (Extract)||Manufacturer / Supplier|
|Test16 x X400 Isilon Nodes with 66TB SATA HDDs, 1.2TB SSD, 48GB RAM||EMC|
|2 x 18port Infiniband Switches for Backend|
|Backup and recovery functionality||SnapshotIQ|
|Optimize performance and availability||SmartConnect Advanced|
|Replication between all sides||SyncIQ|
|Central management for different storage platforms||Smartpools|
|Storage quota management||SmartQuotas|
|Hardware and Software enhanced Support for 3 years|