FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DataCore Software, a leading provider of Hyper-converged Virtual SAN, Software-Defined Storage and Adaptive Parallel I/O Software, today announced that Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon (ECSO) has significantly increased performance and reduced storage-related downtime with the DataCore™ Hyper-converged Virtual SAN.
Located in Medford Oregon, ECSO is a combined emergency dispatch facility and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the 9-1-1 lines in Jackson County, Oregon. ECSO wanted to replace its existing storage solution because its dispatch application, based on Microsoft SQL Server, was experiencing latencies of 200 milliseconds at multiple times throughout the day - impacting how fast fire and police could respond to an emergency. In addition to improving response time, ECSO wanted a new solution that could meet other key requirements, including higher availability, remote replication, and an overall more robust storage infrastructure. After considering various hyper-converged solutions, ECSO IT Manager Corey Nelson decided that the DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN was the only one that could meet all of his technology and business objectives. DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN enables users to put the internal storage capacity of their servers to work as a shared resource while also serving as integrated storage architecture. Now ECSO runs DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN on a single tier of infrastructure, combining storage and compute on the same clustered servers. Performance Surges with DataCore Prior to DataCore, performance -- specifically, latency -- was a problem at ECSO, due to the organization's prior disk array that took 200 milliseconds on average to respond. DataCore has solved the performance issues and fixed the real-time replication issues that ECSO was previously encountering because its Hyper-converged Virtual SAN speeds up response and throughput with its innovative Parallel I/O technology in combination with high-speed caching to keep the data close to the applications.