Channel Five tunes into storage virtualization with EqualLogic

UK broadcaster Five has deployed four EqualLogic PS400E storage arrays to provide more than 30TB of storage for rapidly growing digital media data and to ensure business continuity. This deployment complements the company’s virtualized server environment, allowing the network to optimize its entire IT infrastructure for simple management and reliable disaster recovery capabilities.

With a relatively small IT department, the broadcaster could not afford to have staff resources dedicated solely to supporting a SAN. EqualLogic’s PS Series storage arrays require little on-going management.

Five runs two more PS400E arrays at disaster recovery sites. The PS400E’s auto-replication capability provides point-in-time periodic replication to the remote site for restore points and application-consistent copies of data. In the event of any issue, critical data can be restored within minutes.

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