City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

Riverside, Calif., wound up a project to upgrade its disaster recovery infrastructure that resulted in doubling its data storage capacity and enabling fail-over capabilities, all without disrupting data access for its end users.

The data storage and security project involved migrating half a petabyte of data from the city’s outgoing storage area network. A NetApp FAS8040 storage array was deployed at the city’s primary data center and a NetApp FAS8020 array was installed at another location for disaster recovery.

NetApp SnapMirror replication software was used to provide a duplicate copy of the city’s data at the disaster recovery site, while the firm’s Clustered Data OnTAP storage operating system enabled failover and scalability.

The city contracted for the design of the system, deployment and data migration services with DataLink Inc., a provider of data center infrastructure services.

>The new system provides nearly a petabyte of storage that can be scaled up and has the ability to move workloads to any storage pool within the cluster to accommodate changing requirements or hardware refreshes, according to Datalink.  The features were put in place entirely after hours to avoid service interruptions.

Datalink is also providing technical support through its OneCall service, which is staffed by two U.S.-based support centers to ensure redundancy and compliance with service-level agreements.

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