NCOL Internet attains simplicity and clarity in IT infrastructure administration saving over $30K with StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN)

Updated: June 24th, 2021

StarWind provided a reliable and centrally managed file storage solution
for our web server virtual machines.

Bern Farrant, Systems and Security Engineer

PROBLEM

Before StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) deployment, an IT infrastructure of NCOL Internet consisted of on-premises Windows servers kept in sync with Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) and Hyper-V on top. Constant data duplication and the administrative overhead of managing many DFS installations were the company’s main problems that required the first-priority solution. The creation of reliable virtual storage for web server virtual machines (VMs) at an affordable price would allow NCOL Internet to free itself from the burden of time-consuming and costly operations associated with the administration of existing IT infrastructure.

SOLUTION

NCOL Internet has chosen StarWind VSAN to build an easy-to-handle high-availability cluster. Cost and responsive support team were decisive factors for choosing the StarWind solution. A lot of useful information published in the StarWind blogs and support articles was another important point that tilted the balance in favor of StarWind. In contrast to the head-scratching administration of the DFS, StarWind VSAN is managed through user-intuitive built-in StarWind Management Console. Thanks to StarWind, NCOL Internet receives a reliable shared storage solution for its web server VMs humming along smoothly and fulfilling all the company’s objectives. With StarWind, the company saved over $30,000 versus the cheapest SAN setup for its new cluster. That is why NCOL Internet recommends the StarWind product to all organizations that self-host their applications.

NCOL

About the Company

NCOL Internet is a Canadian company based in Vancouver that develops custom web applications for streamlining business processes, improving workflows, and managing data.

Company Profile

Custom Web Application Development

Contact Person

Bern Farrant,
Systems and Security Engineer