Holy Trinity School
The throughput provided by the Synology NAS is easily comparable to that of an entry level SAN at a greatly reduced cost. Christopher Hughes, The Holy Trinity Secondary
Holy Trinity School is a Secondary School with around 150 staff and over 1,300 pupils in Crawley, West Sussex. The school's network consists of around 14 physical servers, some of which run virtualized servers that supply data to over 400 workstations and approximately 150 laptops.
The school needs to find a storage solution that can offer better performance to withstand the large amount of people accessing the servers everyday, as well as a seamless integration with their own virtualization solution. So Christopher Hughes, the Network Manager of the school, turns to Synology and its RS3412RPxs to take on the task.
With the drives on the NAS and the CPU and RAM residing on the server, Hughes finds that the performance is every bit as good as when attached to physical disks on the server. "The throughput provided by the NAS is easily comparable to that of an entry level SAN at a greatly reduced cost," says Hughes.
One last feature that stands out from Synology's solution is its web interface for managing everything on the NAS. Hughes shares that the web interface allows him to easily create volumes and LUNs. Sharing folders is also extremely effortless given a good level of AD integration. "Using a mix of these features we have seen significant improvement in the flexibility of our hardware infrastructure," concludes Hughes about his new upgrade of solution.
- Virtualization support
- Ultra-high performance
- Intuitive web interface