National Seating & Mobility (NSM) Boosts
Performance and Ensures Data Protection and High Availability (HA) with StorTrends
High Performance Storage
Custom Mobility, Rehabilitation, and Adaptive Seating Systems Provider Deploys StorTrends
SANs At Primary and Remote Datacenters to Ensure Fast and Accurate Backup and Disaster
NORCROSS, GA, Sep 02, 2015 /PressReleasePing/ - StorTrends®, the data storage division of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) and an industry leader in all-flash arrays (AFA), hybrid storage, and spinning disk solutions, today announced that National Seating & Mobility
(NSM), headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, has deployed StorTrends high performance storage in order to boost storage performance and ensure data protection, high availability
(HA), and disaster recovery (DR).
Prior to implementing the StorTrends’ solution, NSM—which specializes in custom mobility, rehabilitation, and adaptive seating systems for those with physical challenges and disabilities—had experienced frequent disk failures that caused backup windows to run much longer than desired. This was due in part to the tremendous growth of the organization over the past 30 years from five locations to a national network of over 1,000 professional Assistive
Technology Providers serving clients, therapists, and physicians across the United States. Of necessity, the IT environment expanded as well to include 75 TB of data, supported by 20 HP and Dell physical servers, 50 Hyper-V virtual servers, Dell and Cisco network switches, two
Microsoft SQL Server databases, 100 MySQL databases, a custom built ColdFusion based inhouse CRM, and a 2010 Microsoft Exchange server with 1,000 users all running in a Windows
7 and 8.1 environment.
With this data growth, NSM knew that its previous solution—a homegrown storage area network (SAN) consisting of multiple older disks for backup—would not suffice long-term.
After researching various options, the IT department selected StorTrends high performance storage. StorTrends’ compatibility with Veeam software for onsite production data backup combined with high-speed replication capabilities to an offsite disaster recovery (DR) site were among its many selling points. This NSM took advantage of immediately by deploying a dual controller StorTrends SAN at its primary datacenter in Chattanooga with a mirror
StorTrends SAN in Nashville to ensure fast and accurate backup and DR.
“We immediately felt the impact of having a solid backup system in place,” said Nathan Buck,
NSM’s Network Manager. “StorTrends has definitely been a ‘set it and forget it’ kind of device.
In the past we had disks that would frequently fail. StorTrends provides consistent performance.” Buck cited additional benefits to using the new solution as well, including the fact that the
StorTrends’ device is multi-purpose. While NSM is currently using it for a backup to disk solution, the organization could use it in the future as traditional SAN, or to run it alongside its existing backup system. Buck also credited StorAid™, the StorTrends technical support division, as part of the success of the solution. “The service and support experience has gone extremely well,” explained Buck. “Any time questions arise, they are there to answer our questions quickly and accurately.”
“The StorTrends solutions are a perfect fit for the tiered data management structures in today’s enterprises, as NSM quickly discovered,” said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends.
“These solutions offer management ease, with the high performance and reliability required to serve mission critical data. Moreover, StorTrends is the right solution for the future, giving
National Seating & Mobility the flexibility to grow their storage environment how and when they need to – whether its all-flash, hybrid flash