Maaf poses the first stones of virtual sound datacenter

February 9, 2012 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

has? tude of case – 90% of the waiters will be virtual waiters: c’ is l’ objective that s’ is fixé for 2012 l’ insurer. From this point of view, Maaf thus consolidates its infrastructure and posted semi-2011 a ratio of 60 VM by physical waiter.

The Mutual insurance company D `Artisanal Auto insurance of France, Maaf, like da?? other actors of his sector, whose Groupama and, has repensA© its data processing while industrializing in particular?? exploitation of.

Storage, waiters, work stations (with VDI), the uses of this technology are multiple. CA/tA© infrastructure, Maaf gradually set up the virtualisation in its centers of donnA©es has  to start from 2006 grA? it with the software Virtual Server 2005.

250 VM in 2006,900 in 2012A 

\#?? company then counted 250 virtual waiters for approximately 70 physical waiters. But in 2009?? does insurer have dA©cidA©, through his virtual project over three years of datacenter, da?? accroA®tre considA©rablement?? adoption of the virtualisation. ?? objective: to migrate the park of waiters for tending into 2012 towards 90% of virtual machines.

has “With?? origin of the project?? less A©tait objective, of?? order of 70 has  80%. But diffA©rentes rA©alisations allows us da?? espA©rer to reach a more important level of consolidation dA©sormais has” entrusts Mikael Poupon, architect within the technical pA/le of Maaf.

As for the bA©nA©fices awaited of the project, they are multiple. Da?? access amA©liorer the maA®trise of the coA” ts da?? infrastructure: With “We let us have constatA© that we fund A©normA©ment of machines. It has A©tA© nA©cessaire to cease of the implA©menter da?? would a physical point of view, be only for reasons da?? spaces in our rooms has” prA©cise?? architect.

Came then the da need?? to optimize?? exploitation of the waiters with through da?? a rate da?? use (CPU) increased. That passed by a consolidation of the waiters according to a ratio of 40 VM by physical waiter. This ratio could has? tre portA© has  60 does have?? what strongly requests the rA©seau at the time da?? a rocker of VM.

a datacenter in mode campus

Enfin the virtualisation was to contribute has  the continuitA© of service (assurA©e grA? it has  clustering MSCS) and to allow has  ?? A©quipe da?? exploitation to face, in terms of, has  growth of the park of waiters.

has “With physical machines, one needs world to manage them and overall we had a true limit. Ca?? can east -HAVe? tre?? argument which has impulsA© the volontA© virtualiser certain infrastructures. In da terms?? exploitabilitA©, us A©tions arrivA © S.A.  the limit for our administrators has” underlines Mikael Poupon.

On the basis of its expA©rience of the solutions Microsoft, Maaf has dA©cidA© Ba? shooting its platform of virtualisation around Windows Server 2008 R 2 and of?? hypervisor Hyper-V. ?? structure has A©tA© dA©finie for an operation in campus mode and rA©partie on two distant computer rooms.

For the hardware?? does insurer have optA© for waiters Dell PowerEdge and bays of discs Hitachi USPV virtualisA©es, grA? it has  modules AMS. ?? infrastructure of storage is complA©tA©e by synchronous rA©plication TrueCopyA  and a solution of rocker Hitachi Storage Cluster.

has “We had rA©elle a volontA© to rA©partir our activitA© on our rooms. Historiqueme …

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