Fourth Largest City in Sweden Virtualizes Storage

Storage manager to simplify administration, improve uptime and reduce costs

by / July 17, 2003
UPPSALA, Sweden -- Uppsala, the fourth largest city in Sweden, announced the deployment of SVM (Storage Virtualization Manager) from StoreAge Networking Technologies. The city's goal is to significantly lower storage administration costs, improve the level of data protection and maximize application uptime and data availability.

Located 43 miles north of Stockholm in the province of Uppland, the municipality of Uppsala owns an open SAN environment with a number of servers. Initially the SAN is implemented at the city's building authority, which uses a variety of applications to handle internal city services such as archive, databases, charts and maps.

The building authority provides Uppsala's 180,000 residents with allowances for new buildings, supervision, control and detail planning, and also operates as a surveying authority, monitoring environment conservation and registry of buildings.

In order to manage its large and heterogeneous SAN, Uppsala sought a volume manager that could not only centralize storage management across different operating systems, but also reduce the cost of storage administration.

One basic requirement was the ability to provision storage and dynamically expand volume capacity without disrupting production servers and applications. Other benefits include: centralized and simplified management of storage across heterogeneous operating systems and storage devices from different vendors, and reducing the complexity of storage management, resulting in a lower TCO

Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor
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