Storage Administration

OCIO Storage Area Network (SAN) systems are available for customers who require scalable, high performance and high availability storage. Storage services consists of planning, implementation and management of high availability SAN storage, mirroring and replication of data and performance monitoring and tuning for all major storage systems.

OCIO’s geographically dispersed data centers are equipped with EMC brand Storage Arrays. For our Tier 1 Storage we have standardized on the EMC VMAX Series. For our Tier 2 Storage we have standardized on the EMC VBLOCK Series. All our systems are attached to best in class Cisco fiber channel switches with 16gbps capabilities. All  SAN systems currently have enough capacity to support any storage needs. In addition, each of the arrays has room to expand and we have the ability to rapidly provision additional storage within our arrays should the need arise.

Both Data Centers are replication ready. EMC RecoverPoint provides continuous data protection for comprehensive operational and disaster recovery. RecoverPoint provides the ability to enable Continuous Data Protection for any PiT recovery to optimize RPO and RTO.

Storage Management

  • Plan, design, install, and integrate enterprise storage solutions.
  • Administer and maintain disk storage solutions.
  • Administer and maintain enterprise class fiber channel switches.
  • Administer and manage storage requirements including capacity planning, systems failover, multi-pathing, RAID, disaster recovery, replication, and storage virtualization/thin provisioning.
  • Configure, monitor and maintain storage device security to  security technical implementation guidelines.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve storage performance issues.
  • Respond to and resolve storage requests and issues.  
  • Provide technical and configuration data for planning and reporting.

Replication Management

  • Administer and maintain replication solutions.
  • Perform disaster recovery exercises using replication.