StorSimple Reduces SAN Costs, Improves Disaster Recovery and VM Management
BMC Software is a $2.2 billion Fortune 1000 software company. Their challenges are they need a large number of VMware images, VMs don't need to be on tier 1 storage but they all need to be online. BMC considered options such as purchasing additional SAN storage. They chose StorSimple to overcome these challenges. Using VMware DRS for storage in vSphere 5, the company was able to set up storage pools consisting of existing SAN and a cloud tier based on StorSimple, StorSimple allow BMC to maintain some on-premise storage while pushing most of the data out to the cloud. The results of implementing StorSimple were saved 500% on SAN costs, improved Data restore and they can easily manage over 13,000 VMs.