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Dutch Cloud and Managed IT Services Provider Hosted.nl with High-Performance Managed Storage Clusters

Running on StorPool and VMware and replacing legacy Dell and EMC storage

About Hosted.nl
It is a Dutch cloud and managed IT services provider. With over 14 years on the market, 1000+ customers, and 2500+ servers, it is recognized with its service and innovative technology solutions. It offers IaaS solutions, public and private cloud, containers as a service, network solutions, and connectivity.


Its was looking for an alternative to replace their old and not well-performing iSCSI storage. They have used storage from different vendors in the past – Dell Equallogic, EMC VNXe, Tintri.

It was searching for a solution to support mixed workloads – from shared web hosting, hosted desktops, and e-mail hosting (Exchange) to private and hybrid clouds. Currently, it is running workloads on VMware, Hyper-V, KVM, Xen, etc. Other requirements for the new storage solution were performance, scalability, reliability, and good support.

StorPool Storage has fully replaced legacy Dell and EMC storage, which the customer was using previously.

And it works perfectly with VMware, Inc. Hosted.nl currently runs VMware ESXi 6.0.0 and will be migrating towards 6.7 very soon.

A considerable advantage is that its team is able to focus on the things they need to do in their daily operation. No more need to worry about maintaining the storage platform itself as it just works.

Technology Stack
– Dell hypervisors (M630/R630’s) with high-end CPU’s (Xeon E5-269x v3 and v4
– 40Gb/s networking
– StorPool storage
– Dell R730xd nodes
– Supermicro AMD EPYC nodes.
– VMware, OnApp, Citrix Xenserver, Hyper-V clusters

In the past, when Hosted.nl needed more storage and/or performance, it needed way more work to scale out their operation, balance workloads, etc. Now, they just add drives or nodes, and expand their storage capacity. More importantly – it gets more performance. Hosted.nl share that StorPool’s support has never let them down and are available to help 24/7.

Another advantage is the pay-as-you-grow model, which Hosted.nl finds interesting and attractive.

Key Benefits

  • Performance
  • Improved scalability and flexibility
  • Saved time on staff
  • Downtime reduction
  • Team of experts
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