The UK-based leading MSP Amito built a large-scale multi-terabyte data storage platform with StorPool and CloudStack. Тhe storage solution spread across multiple clusters will support the enterprise-grade needs of Amito’s customers and will ensure a reliable data storage platform for their growing infrastructure.
Amito’s senior team has been working in the hosting sector for an average of 15 years each. Without a doubt, the most difficult part of the infrastructure stack for high availability virtualized servers is storage. The storage solution they were using wasn’t as strong as the rest of the platform.
Amito was using quite a few different solutions, from big-name vendors to in house developed HA SANs based on ZFS. None of these solutions brought the expected results. The company did a comprehensive assessment of many vendors and their solutions. They initially cast the net very wide but made a shortlist quite quickly of StorPool, Nimble and Pure Storage.
StorPool built an initial deployment of 12 storage clusters with hundreds of TBs to support the needs of Amito’s broad range of applications, with a hugely different set of performance and availability requirements. More clusters are being installed in 2020 H2.
All of Amito’s storage clusters have been faultless since they implemented them and with zero downtime. The company is currently using around 35% less storage than on their previous solution because of the way StorPool implements snapshots and being more efficient.
“It’s probably not surprising that our shortlist didn’t contain any of the vendors with older legacy solutions – the approach to storage has moved on, and they have not all kept up.
We always aim to pick the right partners to build our solutions on, and StorPool has demonstrated its excellence to date. StorPool is a rare combination of great technology and a willing and very able support team!”, said Ed Butler, CEO of Amito.
Amito is a UK-based cloud and managed service provider. The company offers unparalleled public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions, colocation across key ecosystems, and high connectivity. It has been delivering bespoke cloud services since 2000. Impressively, Amito has a presence in 28 data centers worldwide and is a trusted technology partner for mid and large enterprises, which need reliable and scalable IaaS solutions.
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