Compellent Deploys Software

Compellent deploys storage software to simplify server management

March 26, 2007

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Compellent is simplifying IT management for enterprise customers with enhanced software that can help streamline server deployment, available with the companys Storage Center storage area network (SAN) today at no additional cost.

The software, Server Instant Replay, automates booting servers from the SAN without requiring third-party applications, server disk drives or server-based software. Compellent designed Server Instant Replay to eliminate the technical restrictions and costs that typically prohibit organizations from booting servers from a SAN, while providing significant savings in administrative resources and infrastructure costs.

With Server Instant Replay’s ability to seamlessly make a copy, or snapshot, of the server image, customers can also quickly recover failed servers or redeploy an unlimited number of servers for new uses such as application testing.

Unlike users of competitive products, more than 90 percent of Compellent’s customers are using Storage Center’s integrated boot-from-SAN support. In response to requests for simpler tools and more automation, Compellent is broadening its support with today’s launch of the Server Instant Replay wizard.

By not requiring customers to purchase, power or cool server disk drives, Compellent’s innovative software can save customers time and money. Using Server Instant Replay, customers can save approximately $2,800 in hardware and administrative costs per server in the first year of operation, and save more than $166,000 to deploy and maintain 25 servers over three years."Surprisingly there are many end users that don't boot from SAN because of the complexity that is involved," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "The Compellent approach is to make it a no-brainer process that is wizard-driven and leverages their best-in-class snapshot technology. There is a great deal of value performing boot from SAN including managing server images, upgrades, disaster recovery and also reducing power and cooling costs. The easier it is to implement the more users will embrace it."

Compellent Technologies Inc.

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