Current Project: VMWare vSphere with Equallogic iSCSI SAN

By admin, April 25, 2010 23:39

Currently I am involving in a massive virtualization project that I am responsible for transforming and restructuring client’s 10 years old enterprise datacenter into something Much GREEN, mainly using VMWare’s vShpere and Dell Equallogic iSCSI SAN as the their major storage solution. Each node will be deployed on the latest Dell Poweredge R815 powered by AMD’s 12-core “Magny-Cours” Opteron with 128GB memory on each server, latest technology like DRS/HA/FT/vStorage/DPM making a long time dream comes true finally. 

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Recently, I find myself can’t live without virtualization more and more, for example the above will result in consolidating 10 racks to 3 servers and 2 Equallogic 6000 series boxes occupying half rack only with much reliable fault tolerance and failover as well as at a fractional cost than before, just think about the electricity and rack space saving alone, making virtualization irresistible!