Case Study:

Award-winning U.S. home builder fortifies their disaster recovery strategy

SHI VMware and AWS architects design and implement cost-effective solution

Highlights:

Customer Profile

An award-winning home builder that creates luxurious new construction homes in some of America’s most sought-after locations.

Challenge

The customer needed a cheaper and less complex disaster recovery (DR) solution to accommodate company growth and data expansion.

Solution

ITAM and Licensing
Data Center

SHI designed, onboarded and implemented a new DR solution, which included a VMware Cloud on AWS software-defined data center and network connectivity to on-premises via IPsec VPN tunnels.

Partners

AWS vmware

Benefits/Results

  • Simplified, cost-effective DR solution
  • Leverage existing VMware skillset
  • More operationally efficient with added automation
  • Reduced CAPEX, shift toward OPEX

Challenge:

With over 20 offices and divisions throughout the country, the customer’s data was growing at a significant rate. Their existing on-premises disaster recovery (DR) solution proved to be very expensive and rather complex as they tried to accommodate company growth and expansion. After reviewing overall expenses, they needed a way to reduce CAPEX and streamline and operationalize their DR strategy.

Solution:

SHI worked with the customer to come up with a cost-effective DR plan that would handle their continued data growth and company expansion, with minimal impact to their existing operations.

SHI designed, onboarded and implemented a new DR solution, which included:

  • VMware Cloud on AWS software-defined data center
  • Network connectivity to on-premises via IPsec VPN tunnels
  • Implementation and testing of site recovery add-on services to automate the recovery of on-premises workloads to VMC
  • Implementation of VMware HCX, since the customer was interested in migration functionality, but ultimately was not a part of the design

Benefits:

The customer’s new DR solution offers flexibility and scalability for data growth, while reducing CAPEX. The customer is also now positioned to handle future migration needs.