Maximum sub-millisecond latency and 50% savings

About Eteria

Eteria set out to assemble a group of specialists with strong cloud and managed security skills in early 2016 to cater to top ICT market players. The company’s team grew to around 50 people who manage services for more than 2000 companies, including major telecom and automotive multinationals active in the Italian market.

Eteria prides itself on providing the most innovative cloud solutions and thinking of everything so that its partners can offer unrivalled service to their own customers without missing a beat. The high-performance enterprise cloud service provider is a natural outsourcing partner that excels in process digitalization projects. With Eteria’s value-added tools and advanced security management services, the most important IT technologies in the cloud are at the customers’ fingertips.

The challenge

Eteria was looking for a new cloud storage solution that would be easy to configure and integrate with the cloud infrastructure the company provides to its customers. It was essential that the solution efficiently extended the space of this infrastructure and ensured 24/7 availability of customer VMs when needed. Eteria was also looking for a system that could deliver a maximum latency of a sub-millisecond for one of its key customers and would integrate well with Zerto. The virtual replication software helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform™, Zerto combines disaster recovery, backup and cloud mobility in a simple, converged platform. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds.

The solution

STORViX deployed AiRE IntelligentFiler model 3258 and integrated its storage with Zerto to ensure hot copies of its customer VMs were available 24/7. A high-performance full-flash system was needed to meet the maximum latency goal, prompting STORViX to bring out the heavy artillery with AiRE IntelligentFiler model 3282. The system easily achieved a maximum latency of a sub-millisecond. As the heart of IntelligentFiler, AiRE has powerful features that serve as the lifeblood of the full AiRE IntelligentFiler solution. These features provide continuous protection from corruption, disasters and breaches while optimal performance is always ensured by automating I/O path management, application profile recognition and data reduction

However, as useful as these two AiRE models were for meeting Eteria’s specific needs, the real icing on the cake that prompted Eteria to choose STORViX was Flexipay. Flexipay is the STORViX pay-as-you-grow program specifically designed to help customers leverage cloud-style business models while still having a physical system that they can configure however they want. Some organizations reap great benefits from moving to the cloud but miss certain on-premises features such as data control, backups with personalized schedules and 100% data consistency. Flexipay is delivered as a fully-featured AiRE IntelligentFiler with a Smartcare plan over a term to be agreed. The customer pays a rate based on peak usage over the past 30 days.

Eteria opted to activate maximum compression in AiRE, achieving a compression factor of 2 and saving much space. In fact, given that Eteria saved at least 50%, its investment in STORViX is as good as a 2-for-1 deal.