Data Guard Systems Consolidates Hardware and Slashes Data Center Power Consumption by 80%

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Data Guard Systems has consolidated 45 backup database servers on their network with virtualized Dell servers to help reduce power consumption in their data center. Utility costs are reduced by as much as US $10,000 per month, with power consumption slashed by 80%.

Data Guard Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful deployment of new Dell hardware that replaces myriad backup database servers and storage devices and further consolidates them to four servers and one storage-area network. The addition is expected to reduce monthly utility costs by $10,000, slash power consumption by 80%, and increase overall administrative productivity.

Data Guard Systems and Dell replaced forty-five (45) backup database servers with four Dell(TM) PowerEdge(TM) 6800 servers running VMware(r) ESX virtualization software. This software senses available capacity within a server and assigns the computing tasks to be processed at that location without interruption. Massive amounts of data were also migrated from various storage devices onto a Dell/EMC CX500 storage area network to simplify its management.

Dell Services was an integral part of Data Guard Systems' migration to a consolidated infrastructure. "The Dell team prides itself on being a trusted adviser to enterprise customers who come to us to design and build their data centers," said David Marmonti, vice-president of Dell's preferred corporate accounts division. "With the work completed for Data Guard Systems, they're now capable of handling their business expansion for years to come."

Since the migration, Data Guard Systems is saving as much as $10,000 a month in power costs. "Our new Dell and VMware solution is projected to reduce the power required by as much as 80 percent, and the resulting savings should be sufficient to pay for the new servers and software within a year," explained Timothy Maliyil, President of Data Guard Systems. "And with the knowledge that we had avoided spending millions on power improvements at three distinct data centers, everyone was pleased. We've had zero downtime with the new configuration, and the performance has been stellar."

About Data Guard Systems

Data Guard Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, is a leading developer and marketer of online business management software. Our premier product, CellularManager Cellular POS, offers a comprehensive suite of data management and enterprise synchronization tools with complete point-of-sale integration to independent wireless and cellular distributors, retailers, and master agents.

Data Guard Systems and CellularManager are registered trademarks of Data Guard Systems, Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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