We have a number of joint customers with VMware and the City of North Canton Schools in Ohio is a great example of that (link words "great example" to full case study NCantonCaseStudy.pdf). The school district, like most local governments this year, is facing some budget challenges. AoE-based EtherDrive storage provided a for fast and affordable storage.
SearchStorage's Todd Erickson has the story here (LINK TO Full Story). He talks to storage administrator John Fano about the Ohio school's move to AoE-based EtherDrive storage from Coraid. Fano goes through experiences setting up the system to details on how they use EtherDrive storage system and VMware for the district's file services, and how data growth already has the district expanding the storage in a simple manner.
What is Canton using?
"... two Coraid Inc. EtherDrive SR1521 storage appliances, one EtherDrive VS21 virtual storage appliance, and five EtherDrive SAN HBA 2 Gbps PCI-E cards. Each EtherDrive SR1521 shelf has 15 7,200 rpm 250 GB SATA disks chunked into RAID 5 arrays...."
Read the entire article here: Full Story.