Sun Peaks Resort accelerates a turnover of its services by building a high-availability (HA) cluster implemented with StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA)

Published: September 30th, 2021

StarWind works great, every time I’ve needed help StarWind
support has been awesome.

Shawn Davie, System Administrator

PROBLEM

Before introducing StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) into its IT infrastructure, Sun Peaks Resort had Hyper-V clusters managed
with Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). The issue the company was trying to solve was creating a server cluster without using a dedicated storage device. S2D did not seem to be reliable, and it needed a data center license which Sun Peaks Resort did not have at the time. So, the company tried to find an easy-to-manage and cost-effective product providing desired flexibility and high availability (HA).

SOLUTION

Choosing StarWind HCA, Sun Peaks Resort received a turnkey solution managed handy and top-notch StarWind Support. With StarWind HCA, the company created a cluster of servers to run its applications with the option to fail over to another node. The StarWind product has
a built-in data center license and has given Sun Peaks Resort a lot more flexibility to spin up VMs as needed. All top priority issues were resolved as the company went all-flash, got a single-pane-of-glass management and monitoring web UI, and converted a VMware virtual HD to a Hyper-V VHD that worked flawlessly. In the future, Sun Peaks Resort plans to manage all its clusters with StarWind.

About the Company

Sun Peaks Resort is a four-season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. It offers guests skiing, snowboarding, golf, mountain biking, lodging, dining, and more.

Company Profile

Recreational Facilities & Services

Contact Person

Shawn Davie,
System Administrator