Kent Police has selected a storage area network from Infrasys to improve its data storage and disaster recovery facilities.
The police force will use Infrasys’ scaleable EqualLogic SAN, which uses technology based on the iSCSI IP-based storage networking standard.
The storage system will also provide a flexible platform that will allow Kent Police to consolidate its servers through virtualisation in future, to maximise the use of hardware and deliver extra storage if needed.
Kent Police project manager John Edwards-Moss said: “Storage is central to the organisation’s functionality so it is paramount that we have a robust, scaleable system that matches our budget.”
The SAN would allow the force to develop and grow its system over time, he added. “The iSCSI technology translates into a value for money solution that fits our needs.”
Infrasys will integrate the SAN into the police force’s existing server architecture using a series of EqualLogic PS arrays at central and off-site locations, in a deployment expected to be completed within a month.