December 13, 2004
EqualLogic Inc announced that InteleNet Communications, a provider of on-demand managed hosting services, is using EqualLogic's storage area network (SAN) solution as the core of one of its foundation services. EqualLogic's PS Series arrays are supporting a number of hosted services, allowing InteleNet to react to customer requirements by offering computing resources on demand.
InteleNet's primary service center for its worldwide customer base is its state-of-the-art 55,000 square foot data center located in Irvine, California. In addition to its core customer base of small- and medium-size enterprise customers, InteleNet has been the provider of choice for several Fortune 500 organizations, managing worldwide networks, complex e-commerce platforms and financial/ERP systems. InteleNet chose the EqualLogic PS Series arrays for their modular flexibility, enterprise reliability and built-in data protection capabilities, such as snapshots and replication, to provide the storage for its managed server platforms.
The EqualLogic SAN replaced expensive and difficult to manage direct attached storage for InteleNet's managed server platforms, allowing InteleNet to migrate to diskless servers that boot directly from the SAN. Now InteleNet's managed server customers with the SAN solution can deploy new applications, provision new servers and expand storage volumes on the fly. With EqualLogic's virtualized pool of storage, InteleNet can provide a utility computing model to its customers, which in the future will allow its customers to deploy additional servers and storage remotely.
"Our customers look to us to provide them with the highest level of service for their business-critical applications," said Mark Towfiq, president and CEO at InteleNet. "EqualLogic helps us keep our customers up and running, even during a service upgrade, without downtime and without compromising performance. The PS Series architecture helps us manage our data center and lets us expand storage volumes or deploy additional servers as needed without complication. We are one of the only managed service providers capitalizing on the benefits of an iSCSI SAN, which, combined with the flexibility and automation of PS arrays, helps us react nimbly to customer needs and maintain our competitive edge."
"Managing storage resources efficiently and economically while providing critical data center services to customers is a unique challenge," said John Joseph, vice president of marketing at EqualLogic. "With EqualLogic's modular, enterprise-class storage platform, InteleNet gains the flexibility it needs to provision storage precisely as needed while creating a foundation for a virtual, on-demand data center that supports its service-provider business model."
EqualLogic is the only standards-compliant IP SAN solution provider to offer a comprehensive and fully integrated, standard feature set at no additional cost to the customer. Each PS Series storage array comes with fully redundant fault-tolerant hardware and includes full-featured automatic storage-management software. Multiple arrays can be combined to form a scalable enterprise storage Grid of more than 100TB.
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