Kingston City Council, a leading municipality of Melbourne, has selected DataCore's virtual SAN solution. The solution, proposed and implemented by DataCore solutions partner, Lincom Solutions, gives the Kingston City Council a robust virtual storage infrastructure providing high-availability data protection and offsite disaster recovery that fully complements its existing storage systems and integrates into their VMware virtual server environment.

By selecting DataCore, Kingston City Council was able to expand on existing storage investments while having access to emerging and more cost effective storage arrays and disk technologies such as server-attached storage (SAS). The success criteria for the winning solution included price, meeting critical regulatory requirements and implementing the most flexible technology. The ultimate aim was to make disaster recovery (DR) truly the last point of reliance. To do so, Kingston City Council selected a design based on a high-availability, mirrored SAN in production replicated to a DR SAN. The effective nature of this design is that if one of the SANs fails in production, it automatically switches to the mirror and restores once the service is available again. The lag-time between the mirrors is at a minimum to ensure the most current version of data is available.

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