SAN Migration & All Flash Array design:
from 24U/80TB of old Fibre Channel SAN Storage to a modern 2U All Flash Array
An ageing Hitachi HDS array, experiencing periodic disk failures, created an 'at risk' environment for 240 mission critical business applications - running on 50 physical servers and 150 VM's.
The ageing SAN also required 24U of rackspace, and 2.9 KW/h's of power and cooling.
Over 2 months of evenings and weekends, we undertook the complex migration of all 50 Physical Servers and the hypervisor hosts, finally turning-off the HDS array.
To support our project we selected and supplied:
* a new 2U All Flash Array, delivering 70,000 IOPs and consuming 450 Watt/hours of power
* a 2nd Array for remote DR replication
* new fibre channel switching - as well as undertaking the SAN Fabric migration
* and delivered a new Server farm / Hypervisor cluster made up of 17 Servers with 6,5000 GB of RAM and new over 1,000 Ghz of Xeon CPU cores
SAN Design and Selection
Physical Server Migration
Virtual Server Migration
SAN Support Services
3 Weeks of Planning
10 Weekends of Migration
SAP, Oracle, Solaris, Xen