Dobson Mitchell Allport ensures uninterrupted legal services delivery by establishing a high availability cluster with StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN)

June 13, 2024
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Chris Gay
IT & Security Manager. Has over 16 years of expertise in IT management, Microsoft Intune, and endpoint management.
IT & Security Manager. Has over 16 years of expertise in IT management, Microsoft Intune, and endpoint management.


Before deploying StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN), Dobson Mitchell Allport faced a critical challenge with its IT infrastructure. The company relied solely on a single physical SAN with 1GB interconnects to support its Hyper-V failover cluster. This setup posed a significant risk due to a single point of failure and performance limitations. Upgrading or enhancing performance while maintaining reliability was a daunting task.

The company required a shared storage solution to replace its single physical SAN and achieve high availability.

StarWind VSAN has made our infrastructure more performant, reduced complexity, and significantly increased reliability. StarWind VSAN has met all requirements and expectations.

Chris Gay,
 Manager, IT & Security


Dobson Mitchell Allport chose StarWind VSAN for its simplicity, cost-effectiveness, and ability to provide active-active high availability. By implementing StarWind VSAN, the company replaced the vulnerable physical SAN with a robust, fault-tolerant solution. 

The deployment of StarWind VSAN significantly improved the companys IT infrastructure. Performance increased, complexity decreased, and reliability soared, meeting all its requirements. With StarWind VSAN in place, Dobson Mitchell Allport no longer worries about single points of failure or performance bottlenecks.

Inspired by Chris Gay’s success? Want to improve business continuity for your business-critical apps and services?
Dmytro Malynka StarWind Virtual SAN Product Manager
We’ve got you covered! StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) is specifically designed to provide highly-available shared storage for Hyper-V, vSphere, and KVM clusters. With StarWind VSAN, simplicity is key: utilize the local disks of your hypervisor hosts and create shared HA storage for your VMs. Interested in learning more? Book a short StarWind VSAN demo now and see it in action!