Client Review – Cork City Council

Cork City Council provides the full range of council services to the population and business of Cork City.  The Information Systems Department employs approximately 20 staff and supports more than 800 desktop systems in over 30 directly connected locations throughout the city.  It provides a stable secure server environment for the council and is responsible for implementing technology to assist in the efficient delivery of council services.

Client Requirement

As a result of a growth in storage requirements, Cork City Council wished to a centralised storage environment in which all servers make use of a single storage pool.  In order to meet developments within the Council and also position themselves to fully utilize latest available technologies, the prefered solution was for a very advanced Storage Area Network (SAN).

Solution Implemented

HiberniaEvros successfully implemented a HP EVA 4400 based SAN Solution. The solution was made up of the following components:

  • EVA4400 Array with 46 x 450FC drives and 22 x 1TB FATA Drives
  • 2 x 8GB 24 Port Brocade SAN Switches
  • MSL8096 with 2 x LTO4 FC Drives
  • HP Business Copy for Local Replication functionality
  • HP Command View EVA for EVA Management and HP Replication Solutions Manager local replication management

12 existing san attached servers had to be migrated into the new SAN infrastructure and reconfigured to boot from the EVA.

“The quality of the engineers, in the City Council’s opinion, in both their ability to carry out the installation and data migration, plus their ability to impart their knowledge of the EVA was excellent. Their attention to detail and level of knowledge made the entire project seem effortless.” – Pat Duggan, Systems Analyst, Cork City Council

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