SkyByte Consulting is a premier provider of Virtualization solutions and technologies.
Recently SkyByte won an RFP for a major suburban park district near Chicago. SkyByte successfully beat out four other Chicago IT firms with our design and project pricing. The park district had approximately thirty aging physical servers well beyond their effective service life. Their server room consisted of two 42U racks full of old server equipment. SkyByte proposed a four server VMware vSphere Cluster connected to a NetApp 2040 SAN. Cisco switches were chosen and NFS was utilized for the storage area network. SkyByte architected a secure DMZ along with multiple production internal networks. The project had the added benefit of centralizing all of the organizations data within the new NetApp SAN. This further improved the organizations disaster recovery options.
SkyByte installed the new VMware vSphere cluster and virtualized all the old servers from P to V. The virtualization candidates were Microsoft Exchange, four Microsoft SQL database servers, file and print servers, application servers and many F5 load balanced web servers. Upon completion of the project all old server equipment was removed, and a complete 42U rack was removed from the room. 84U U’s of space were reduced to 15U’s. Power and cooling requirements for the data room were reduced by more then 50%. The park district gained fault tolerance, and high availability; the system is designed to continue business operations with a two host failure. The organization also gained much more flexibility within their system to meet the public's needs. Other benefits have been much better performance logging and reporting. The organization has acknowledged system performance was dramatically improved across all servers.
SkyByte has been working with Virtualization technologies since 2003. Over the last several years we have focused our infrastructure practice on server virtualization and server consolidation through the use of VMware vSphere Clusters and standalone ESX and ESXi hosts. He have aligned ourselves with NetApp and EMC for storage solutions. SkyByte has found VMware’s virtualization product suite to be vastly superior to the competing server Virtualization software such as Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. Specifically the levels of refinement, flexibility, reliability and support are much better with the VMware products.
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