The Evaluator Group, an analyst firm, recently published three white papers that document the effectiveness of implementing the Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series midrange storage solution, citing its business impact as well as its specific value proposition for email hosting solution Exchange and virtual server environments.
"Mid-sized enterprise administrators are becoming IT generalists faced with the challenge of performing multiple job functions. While they have a great deal of knowledge about their environment and application requirements, these administrators do not have sufficient time to monitor and tune individual applications, or the underlying infrastructure," said Russ Fellows, senior partner, Evaluator Group, in a statement.
Dot Hill's AssuredSAN Pro 5000 has a number of capabilities that are designed to enhance business operations in mid-sized enterprises. In fact, its RealPool and RealThin features can help address administration time spent setting up and allocating storage capacity.
"With years of hands-on experience, the analysts at Evaluator Group are extremely knowledgeable about systems architectures, and their in-depth analysis is respected industry-wide by vendors and IT professionals alike," added Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill in a statement.
These three Evaluator Group reports give readers a more detailed analysis of how Dot Hill's AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series can make a true impact on virtualized and Exchange environments, and more importantly the bottom line at midmarket organizations.
“When we designed the seriously smart AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series, we recognized that these organizations can no longer accept outdated, raw performance benchmarks. They need to know how a midrange storage solution is going to tackle their specific applications running dynamic workloads. The AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series simplifies the user experience, removes complexity, and delivers minute-by-minute storage tiering to deliver superior performance for virtualized workloads and applications such as Exchange," Jonez commented.
In Evaluator Group's report entitled, "The Business Impact of New Storage Architecture," the Dot Hill AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series' pricing model is highlighted which includes RealStor software at a single price point regardless of the capacity or configurations, contributing to a low and declining total cost of ownership (TCO) as the capacity increases.
Additionally, in the paper titled, "Storage for Virtualized Workloads," the AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series is touted as part of a new class of storage systems designed specifically to support applications running on virtual servers.
And in the document, "Exchange Storage – Meeting Requirements with Dot Hill," Randy Kerns, senior strategist, noted that Microsoft (News - Alert) has made significant changes with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to reduce I/O overhead. Even with the changes to reduce I/O overhead, Exchange is sensitive to disk latencies for mailbox access, which necessitates the selection of storage systems that can minimize response times.
Edited by Jamie Epstein