EqualLogic Design, Implementation and Support

Dell EMC EqualLogic Design, Consultancy & Support

Krome Technologies is a Dell Platinum Partner. Krome’s technical expertise around Dell EMC EqualLogic is unrivalled, offering Dell EqualLogic Solution Design, Dell EqualLogic Implementation, Dell EqualLogic Consultancy and Dell EqualLogic Support Services.

Krome’s consultants have numerous years experience; assisting clients of all sizes to design and implement storage solutions that meet their individual requirements. Some of the regular consultancy or support based services we offer our Dell EqualLogic clients:

Online Storage Consolidation

We have worked with several clients on storage consolidation projects, often resulting in a reduction of the number of native iSCSI connections needed; connections which could cause haemorrhaging on the client’s storage network. Our Dell EMC accredited consultants will use the EqualLogic SANHQ software to effectively inspect and consolidate existing live data volumes. This is done to simplify the customer’s storage view and reduce the number of iSCSI connections. Following this we are then able to migrate the data from the existing storage architecture to the Dell EMC EqualLogic platform with zero downtime on the production environment. If you need further advice or assistance please contact us

EqualLogic Firmware Upgrades

Using Dell EMC EqualLogic online firmware upgrade, we have been able to strategically implement firmware revisions of the EqualLogic software to deliver greater integration with other API vendors such as VMware, Citrix and Microsoft. The EqualLogic portfolio offers a 99.9% up-time allowing us to keep customers storage environments up to the latest patch revisions whilst minimising any required downtime of critical systems. If you need further advice or assistance please contact us

ASM (Auto snapshot manager)

To better sustain granular restore of enterprise business applications such as Microsoft Exchange, AD and SQL, we use the ASM integration with EquallLogic storage to successfully schedule crash consistent backups of key applications. If you need further advice or assistance please contact us

Storage Tiering

To encourage better performance of our key applications, we utilise EqualLogics storage pool and storage tiering mechanism, this allows us to move IOP and disk intensive applications to faster spindles within the storage estate. All of this is achieved using native EqualLogic tools have been conducted live during the middle of the working day without interfering with mission critical services. If you need further advice or assistance please contact us

SAN Based Backups

Crash-consistent iSCSI backups; customers often discover extended backup RPO windows due to ever increasing workloads, nested applications and longer working hours for the business employees. Utilitising EqualLogics storage APIs we have been able to successfully implement backup strategies that allow for “continuous backup” schedules without affecting the performance of the LAN with heavy backup work streams or causing a negative impact on the performance of the servers or applications. If you need further advice or assistance please contact us

Thin Provisioning

Online thin provisioning – with the thin provisioning feature, we have been able to successfully aid storage constrained customer environments to prevent hapless storage sprawl and needless pockets of un-used white space. The EqualLogic estate is configured with carefully calibrated alerts to notify the customer when their storage volumes are nearing capacity and can automatically grow thin provisioned volumes. The adaptation from thick to thin provisioning can be done seamlessly in the background to maximise storage without causing an impact to the business. If you need further advice or assistance please contact us

Business Continuity

Security/Vulnerability. Utilising EqualLogics native snapshot feature set, we have been able to assist many client sites whereby vulnerability within their server estate caused a catastrophic virus outbreak. We were able to restore key VMs from a previous point in time prior to their infection – stand them up alongside their infected compatriots and then transition the changed data. The result was a recovered VM estate without data loss and all executed without the costly need to rebuild operating systems. If you need further advice or assistance please contact us

Disaster Recovery

Utilising the Dell EMC EqualLogic PS Series online replication features, we have been successfully able to present crash consistent replicas of a single organisations entire server and data estate within a very small recovery window. The recovery servers were made available until the primary site was then brought back online. We used EqualLogic two way replication features to copy back the data changes incurred during the outage. The end result allows the business to stand up key applications during a spate of un-planned downtime. If you need further advice or assistance please contact us