How do you or your organization use this solution?
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We primarily use the solution as an array and as a backup. I actually have two.
This is like a primary storage area for all our machines. We have a virtual environment where we have a number of virtual machines and a number of ESX hosts. We are in basically a VM-ware environment. Therefore, we have ESX hosts there, and those hosts are connected. All the virtual machines and user data and everything is stored on this.
Our primary use case is as shared storage for VMware virtual environments.
EqualLogic is part of our production database. It is fast and reliable. It is our production SAN (Storage Area Network), so we always use it. It is always on and always running 24/7.
* We ran a large data housing solution that contained billions of data files. * We also used the product for VM storage and file server storage.
We use it for virtual machines and data. It performed well but it's end-of-life now. We have to refresh everything. It's still working but it's end of support for the product.
We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
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