Using File Virtualization for Disaster Recovery
Running a state’s attorney general’s office takes the right IT platform. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, for example, has a main data center, a secondary site for disaster recovery (DR) and has to look after 22 remote sites. That network encompasses about 1,000 employees statewide.
About 75 ESX Server hosts operate around 145 virtual machines (VM) courtesy of technology by VMware Inc. a division of EMC Corp. of Hopkinton, MA. On the storage side, the organization has two FAS 3050 filers by Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) of Sunnyvale, CA. These reside at its main office. A NetApp FAS 3020 filer has been added at its DR site.
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