Peterson Sullivan PLLC's challenge was to accommodate 200 percent data growth by creating a consolidated yet scalable IT infrastructure and protect data with reliable, easy-to-manage backup and disaster recovery strategies that are integrated with virtualized servers.
Peterson Sullivan PLLC created a consolidated, scalable virtualized infrastructure with VMware® software, Dell PowerEdge servers, and Dell EqualLogic storage while enhancing data protection with Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition software for automated, integrated, and scalable protection of virtual machines.
By working with Dell, the Peterson Sullivan IT group achieved its goals of creating a consolidated and scalable IT environment with strong backup and disaster recovery strategies. Through virtualization, the IT group was able to eliminate 75 percent of its physical servers. With the Dell EqualLogic SANs, the IT group, established a faster and more reliable backup process. By using the SANs for online, disk-based backups in conjunction with VMware Consolidated Backup, the IT group was able to dramatically accelerate backup and restore processes.