PT. Sinar Himalaya Office

PT. Sinar Himalaya Overcomes Virtualization Storage Capacity Challenges With AegisSAN LX P600Q ISCSI SAN.

Qsan Success Story

Business challenges:
Virtualization Storage, Capacity
Product brand:
AegisSAN P600Q-S212
Key features:
Capacity and Scalability, Thin Provisioning, VMWare 5.1 datastore

As PT. Sinar Himalaya’s operations have grown, its need for storage has increased. More employees, more clients, suppliers and contracts mean ERP and the extensive storage it requires has been an essential component of business operations. The company has leveraged virtualization to move its IT infrastructure to the cloud and consolidate hardware resources, but the fact remained that business data was growing faster than expected. Its existing NAS and SAN solutions proved inadequate at scaling up to the capacities needed as the company grew.

The Solution:

After struggling to add capacity to its existing NAS and SAN storage infrastructure, PT Sinar Himalaya realized its existing storage solutions were inadequate for present operations and future growth. After researching a better solution, PT Sinar decided to go with Qsan’s AegisSAN LX P600Q, noting its high IOPS performance, strong support for virtualization support including VMware vSphere, dual 10GbE connectivity, enterprise storage features, and ability to scale up to 256 hard drives.

Qsan AegisSAN P600Q-S212
Qsan AegisSAN P600Q-S212

Benefits and results:

PT. Sinar Himalya saw immediate results from the Qsan LX P600Q, running Microsoft Dynamics ERP on 5 virtual images as the storage scalability of the SAN meant virtual images could be created easily without worrying having to worry about capacity issues. The storage scalability of the SAN meant test virtual images could be created easily and even further expansion was possible. Thin provisioning helped even further, allowing PT Sinar Himalaya to expand its virtual desktop infrastructure economically as the organization and staff grew.

With high I/O throughput from an Intel Xeon processor and two 10GbE iSCSI ports, vSphere virtualization storage performance improved drastically. QiSOE iSCSI hardware offloading improved performance further by reducing the storage overhead load on the server.

Besides the initial results of fulfilling its storage capacity and performance, PT Sinar Himalaya benefited from the enterprise level reliability of the Qsan solution. The AegisSAN’s QSnap Snapshot capability, remote replication, and volume cloning helped ensure data was protected thoroughly. With dual active RAID controllers, redundant fan modules and battery backup modules, PT Sinar was able to enjoy not only high performance but high availability.

About the product or manufacturer:

Qsan Technology was founded in 2004 by a group of experienced engineers who wanted to build top-notch storage systems. With outstanding performance, completed data protection, and smart data management, Qsan’s storage systems will be the worldwide best without compromise.

Qsan storage solutions have been deployed globally and trusted by organizations’ businesses of all sizes and locations; furthermore, Qsan is a recognized global leader in the storage industry and the leading developer of data management and protection. Our customers can focus on building their business with award-winning data storage product lines combined with dedicated global service and support from Qsan Technology.

We first designed an iSCSI RAID controller. The resulting P100C was the first iSCSI RAID controller launched in 2005. In 2009, we launched P500Q, the first 10G iSCSI redundant RAID controller system. With QiSOE offload engine design, Qsan resolved the latency challenge for 10G iSCSI, and brought iSCSI to high availability applications. In 2012, Qsan received Computex Best Choice for U600Q TrioNAS LX storage systems. With completed product portfolio, including iSCSI, Fibre Channel, Hybrid SAN, NAS, and Unified storage systems, Qsan provides total and best price-performance solutions for SME. Qsan is not just a storage vendor, but also a technology and design company with a focus on solution innovation. For more information, please visit:

PT. Sinar Himalaya

PT. Sinar Himarlaya is a diversified B2B equipment wholesaler selling a range of manufacturing equipment and packaging for the food industry, whose customers are key F&B and Leisure Industry companies across Indonesia. Established in 1974, the company has grown since its founding to be four branch offices across around the country.