Rather than replace around a dozen servers nearing the end of their life, IT services company Planwell Technologies has moved to a new virtualised, server-based storage environment recently introduced to New Zealand.
Planwell needed to maintain its development facilities for the support and deployment of the BMC Remedy products. The company has opted to buy Sullego, a new entrant to the extensible storage market.
The local distributor for Sullego is ZenAP, which was founded in 2006 by Bryan Hall, who was formerly Planwell Technologies’ New Zealand country manager.
Hall says Sullego is the only storage server supplier to ship virtualisation software as a standard function.
“The bundled software licence includes the virtualisation software and the capability to host natively up to eight guest operating systems,” he says.
“This provides a platform for Planwell with significantly lower capital investment and on-going administrative and operation costs.”
Sullego is based on using industry-standard components, and delivering performance and functionality through the software, on which it has several patents pending.
Its entry-level ES110 workgroup model offers 1TB of storage for US$3,000.