The aim of the initiative is to reduce the complexity and cost of deploying its development environments.
‘As bet365 has grown, our SAN environment has become harder to manage at scale,’ said James Nightingale, principal systems architect, bet365. ‘In addition to the high cost of ownership, we’ve experienced some interoperability issues that have been tough to solve.’
SimpliVity was chosen for its modular approach and ease of use. The solution will give bet365 greater agility to scale up virtual environments quickly with little to no disruption to its development teams.
‘We looked at a number of options and none were as polished or user friendly as SimpliVity. We are particularly keen on the data deduplication capabilities and appreciate the way the IO accelerator card and tooling are integrated into the solution. We expect to see a considerable reduction in our physical storage needs,’ said Nightingale.
bet365 was also drawn to SimpliVity’s flexible architecture, which will free the infrastructure team to explore new technologies and ensure the solution remains optimised to support the continuous growth of the business.