Simple, Non-Disruptive Installation Key to Success
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Aug 07, 2014 -- Gridstore, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V Gridstore, today announced that RMH Group (RMH) a mechanical and electrical engineering firm based in the Denver, Colorado area, has chosen Gridstore to provide storage technology to keep RMH Group's files continuously available and decrease backup time.
"Our files are our life blood at RMH. We must have enough disc space, speed and capacity to provide access to our customer information, as well as our backup files, whenever we call for it. As is common with storage, our existing resources would eventually fill and we would need more," said Troy Kuskie, IT Manager at The RMH Group. "With the state of the technology in our existing data center, it was a huge undertaking to add on storage."
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Because of the need to both maintain a corporate archive and decrease backup times RMH began investigating vendors to provide a new storage solution. In search of a high performance, minimally disruptive option, they investigated products from several vendors, including HP 3Par and Nexsan, but were not satisfied and sought out Gridstore.
Gridstore supported RMH in a trial to evaluate the system's fit in their environment. Being able to thoroughly evaluate the technology before making a commitment to buy was a big plus for RMH. To test the Gridstore solution, RMH brought in four capacity storage nodes that provided the required storage capacity and acted as the target for backing up the entire datacenter.
According to RMH, the Gridstore installation was simple, and there was absolutely no disruption in service. The directions were self-explanatory; plug in the nodes, set the IP addresses, and install the controller and grid management software. They provisionied the discs and added them to the servers: the nodes were functioning. Installation took between 20 and 30 minutes.
"Gridstore worked with me and went out of their way to make sure I was satisfied," said Kuskie. "I requested some network interface fine-tuning that the support staff was happy to accommodate. I came away from the experience knowing the company believes in its offerings and wanted to make me successful in my purchase. I am completely confident having Gridstore running in The RMH Group data center."
The RMH Group realized several benefits from the Gridstore implementation:
- Ability to start with the right amount of storage for the customer archive today, with the ability to scale over time by adding additional nodes
- Gridstore solution has provided a 37.5% decrease in back up window time
- The right mix of price and performance for their organization's file and backup needs
About RMH Group
The RMH Group (RMH) is a mechanical and electrical engineering firm based in the Denver, Colorado area. RMH has provided specialized engineering services to regional, national and international clients for over 50 years.
RMH serves private and public sector owners, providing engineered systems for a wide array of facility types including data centers, healthcare facilities, laboratories, central utilities, military installations and higher education facilities.
The RMH Group is a recognized regional leader in developing energy efficient systems and has practiced the tenets of sustainable design for its entire history -- long before "green design" became an industry trend. The firm's reputation is built on its technical dexterity and ability to integrate proven technologies in new ways to achieve high-performance building systems that are robust, cost effective, and easy to operate and maintain.
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