Information Technology Consolidation with Virtualization in a Contract Research Organization

Order of Publishing in Issue: 
12
Volume :5
Issue :3
July, 2011
Page No: 
1353-1361
Authors: 
L. N. Chavali* and V. Sireesh Chandra
Address: 
Vimta Labs Limited, Cherlapally, Hyderabad - 500 051, India
Email-ID: 
lnchavali@yahoo.com

Abstract : The enterprise server and storage products from most of OEMs like IBM, HP etc support virtualization and continuity, enablingContract Research Organizations (CRO) to consolidate workloads across diverse operating environments and to deploy new solutionsquickly, reliably and with a significantly lower total cost of ownership. The key requirement of the CRO at Hyderabad is that the existingapplication and database servers be replaced with HP blade and integrity servers, storage and backup solution to be provided for the servers;and replication is setup between primary and secondary sites for database (db) and non-db data. HP solution achieved the disaster tolerenceby implementing Metro Cluster for databases and applications. The Lab requires 99.9% high availability for all servers and scientificapplications to be migrated from the old platform to the new HP platform.

Keywords: 
Server virtualization, high availability, content management, laboratory information management, database management.
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