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StarWind Virtual SAN delivered Ainsworth Game Technology true HA in a cost-efficient way

Published: June 7, 2018

StarWind’s VSAN product is extremely easy to use. POC was a breeze to setup, and the engineering assistance for production configuration gave me peace of mind that our new solution was deployed following the developers best practices.

Ryan Kulp, Technical Services Manager

PROBLEM

Before StarWind Virtual SAN deployment, the company was running a non-clustered two-node Hyper-V environment with Hyper-V Replica for disaster recovery purposes.
AGT wanted to cluster its IT ecosystem and ensure its high availability. Also, the company was looking for Live Migration.
Initially, AGT considered a physical SAN to be a cool solution. However, after a careful look at SANs, the company decided to employ something more cost-efficient.

SOLUTION

In order to make their plans about IT environment true, Ainsworth Game Technology required shared storage. StarWind Virtual SAN, in its turn, is a solution purpose-built to deliver one.
Just by mirroring the already existing compute and storage resources between servers, StarWind Virtual SAN provided HA without need for purchasing any additional hardware.
Furthermore, the solution was deployed on the already existing company’s hardware due to being completely hardware-agnostic.
The resulting IT ecosystem enabled the company to configure a full-fledged cluster and build shared storage without breaking the bank.

StarWind Virtual SAN delivered Ainsworth Game Technology true HA in a cost efficient way

About the Company

Since 1995, Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT) has been developing, designing, and servicing entertaining standalone progressives and linked games. Having a commitment to become a leading manufacturer and developer in the industry, the company encompasses the entire game and dedicated hardware creating process from their conceptions through installation and service.

Industry

Slot Machine Manufacturing

Contact Person

Ryan Kulp, Technical Services Manager