The city council also established an off-site disaster recovery system which also runs off the NetApp system. This system replicates more than five terabytes of data in case of a disaster ensuring that no data will be lost if the on-site servers are compromised. Using NetApp SnapMirror the data is replicated daily and sometimes hourly, depending on the amount of content being loaded onto the servers by the IT team.
The Council’s CIO approached SASIT to help deal with the continual data growth as well as provide a reliable disaster recovery solution. The solution proposed, and subsequently implemented was a NetApp FAS2040 storage system and virtualisation of four-fifths of the Council’s 80 physical servers. The new system incorporates NetApp SnapDrive which virtualises the council’s data and fully automates the formerly manual task of data management.
Hear Rob van Endt, CIO at Hutt City Council, discuss the Council's relationship with SASIT in the area of NetApp storage;
Hutt City Testimonial 2 from SASIT on Vimeo.