Vecima Networks Ensures Microsoft SQL Server Quadruple Play With DH2i

March 18, 2014

Pioneering OEM Solutions Provider for CATV, Telco and Hospitality Industries Leverages DxConsole Software to Ensure Failover, High Availability (HA), Ease of Management and Six-Figure Savings

FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DH2i(TM) Company, the leading provider of server application virtualization solutions, today announced that Vecima Networks, a premier OEM solutions provider for the CATV, Telco and Hospitality industries, has deployed its DxConsole(TM) software to ensure failover and high availability (HA), simplify management, and dramatically reduce the costs of its Microsoft SQL Server environment. Vecima’s R&D/production, operations and administrative teams now enjoy uninterrupted access to their respective applications and information. This in turn facilitates the customization and delivery of client-specific solutions in the quickest turn-around time possible. These capabilities allow Vecima to fully meet its customers’ expectations for performance, reliability, delivery and price.


Vecima’s datacenter is responsible for providing the infrastructure and applications that serve as the backbone of the company’s entire business operations – from the manufacturing of the its broadband cable, broadband wireless, and hospitality networks solutions to the systems responsible for testing and tracking errors, to supporting financial, operations and administrative functions. Its primary platforms are Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, HP blade servers, and HP EVA4400 storage, together with a variety of homegrown and vendor-purchased applications. Recently, the datacenter team sought to upgrade its Windows and Microsoft SQL Server Environment, but was unable due to the PolyServe software currently in use.

“We were on an old version of HP PolyServe that was managing our failover. Unfortunately, PolyServe has been end-of-lifed and is no longer supported. The old version of PolyServe that we were running was not compatible with any type of OS upgrade. Consequently, we were somewhat stuck on Windows Server 2003 and couldn’t upgrade to Windows Server 2008. We were even behind on the latest PolyServe version, as we didn’t have the capacity to carry out an upgrade at the time it was available,” explained Mark Horseman, Technical Supervisor, Software and Database Services, Vecima Networks. “And, we were trapped on the SQL Server side too, as we didn’t feel that the PolyServe version we were running would be able to adequately update our databases.”

Another challenge Vecima faced with its PolyServe environment was in that its nodes were clustered in pairs, so that one system could failover to another. However, with PolyServe it couldn’t continue down the chain. And, even when a failover completed successfully, it took far too long.

Vecima began to explore the available options. One solution Horseman considered was switching to the Enterprise Edition of Microsoft SQL Server, but even for a company the size of Vecima, it just didn’t make sense from a budgetary or ROI standpoint.

After careful research and a lengthy proof of concept (POC), Vecima decided to opt for the DH2i DxConsole software solution, based on its features, functionality and price. More specifically, Vecima was sold on DxConsole’s failover capabilities – the Vecima team found high availability (HA) easy to implement with its built-in prioritized and automatic failover. Moreover, by going with DxConsole, they would have an easier to use solution with greater functionality, and would save well into the six-figure range over going with SQL Server Enterprise Edition.

“Since production deployment, we have had a couple ‘hiccups’ on the SQL Server side and DxConsole has failed over brilliantly. It has been fantastic to manage – we don’t dread upgrades anymore. We don’t have to worry about the order in which we bring blades back up, like we did before. We can easily define in DxConsole what our highest priority systems are and make sure they get priority on a machine when they come back up,” said Horseman.

“Vecima Networks’ dedication to meeting its customers’ expectations for quality and unparalleled innovation can be witnessed across the entire company – its datacenter being no exception,” said Don Boxley, CEO and Co-Founder of DH2i. “With DxConsole, Vecima was able to quickly and easily upgrade its datacenter infrastructure, while saving well into the six-figures over competing solutions.” He continued, “Today, Vecima can enjoy the benefits of a more efficiently managed IT environment, that ensures its users uninterrupted and accurate data access.”

Vecima plans to leverage DxConsole as it continues to add additional databases, update and add to its blades, as well as update its SAN.

To learn more, please read the Vecima Networks case study found at: http://dh2i.com/resources/case_studies/Vecima_Networks.php

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About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks provides specialized and custom OEM solutions for the CATV, Telco and Hospitality industries. Its products are used for encryption, decryption, processing, converting and transporting all types of digital media within connected-device ecosystems. FleetLynx(TM) (www.fleetlynx.net), also from Vecima, is a complete fleet management solution enabling dispatchers and managers to monitor productivity of mobile staff through real-time event management.
For further information, please visit: http://www.vecima.com.

About DH2i:
DH2i Company is the leading provider of server application virtualization solutions. Its software products enable a unified operational model that orchestrates SQL Server management, high availability (HA), and disaster recovery (DR) across heterogeneous physical, virtual, cloud and hybrid infrastructures. DxConsole provide individual instance mobility and policy-based monitoring, intelligently automating IT operations and maintaining required performance and availability SLAs. For further information, please visit the DH2i website: www.dh2i.com, call: 970-295-4505 or +44 20 3318 9204, or email: info@dh2i.com.

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