Star Storage will provide resources for virtual platform on equipment installed in Star Storage Data Center in Bucharest. Virtualized platform operates in a private cloud environment, therefore hardware resources are dedicated. Platform is designed for maximum availability, scalability and performance, so all systems are duplicated and interconnected in order to avoid dependence on a single element (single point of failure).
Hardware architecture uses multiple servers (nodes) in cluster configuration, in order to provide protection in case of the event of hardware failure (High Availability). If one server fails, resources from reserved pool are automatically allocated so system operation is not interrupted and performance is not affected. Data is stored in network storage devices (SAN), equipment with disk-level protection and redundant communication interfaces (data access is done through multiple redundant FC interfaces).
The entire platform is installed in dedicated racks, connected to two independent power supply lines, completely redundant, with seismic protection systems. For high availability, power supply, air temperature, humidity control and physical monitoring of the enclosure is monitored continuously. Room cooling is provided by redundant equipment, sized to cover the maximum usage of the data center facility.
The client will use resources available on Microsoft technology for virtual platform (Hyper-V). With the management interface (Microsoft Azure Pack) it can be configured new servers, existing servers can be switched off or on and allocated resources (CPU, RAM, storage space) parameters cloud be modified. Same interface is used for configuration of each server attached storage volumes, private or public network configurations and access rights on resources. Utilization of hardware resources can be monitored in real-time reports available.
Access to data communication services (Internet, VPN, leased lines) is provided through custom defined dedicated service, configured in relation to performance and expected business continuity objectives.
The platform is provisioned on demand and access credentials will be received on email from management interface.