PowerStream Inc. engages in the distribution of electricity in the province of Ontario, Canada. The company serves approximately one million residential and commercial customers in the service areas of Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Beeton, Bradford, West Gwillimbury, Markham, Penetanguishene, Richmond Hill, Thornton, Tottenham, and Vaughan. It is also involved in solar power generation business. The company is headquartered in Vaughan, Canada. PowerStream Inc. is now known as Alectra Utilities Corporation.

Project Overview

  • Objective

    PowerStream Inc. required Yataghan Networks Inc. Networks Inc. Professional Services to assist with the design, implementation and thorough testing of VMware vSphere 6, vRealize Operations and VMware Site Recovery Manager between their datacenter locations.

  • Solution

    VMware vSphere Upgrade
    Yataghan Networks Inc. Networks Inc. will provide experienced engineers to design and implement and test of VMware vSphere 6, vRealize Operations and VMware Site Recovery Manager across the two datacenters. The end result will be a robust virtual infrastructure to support production VMs and SQL workloads with automated Disaster Recovery plans that can easily be run multiple times a year without affecting production infrastructure.

Key Benefits

vSphere clusters get twice as big
vSphere 5.5 supported only 32 hosts and 4000 VMs per cluster, vSphere 6 doubles that to 64 hosts and 8000 VMs in a cluster.

VMs get a little bigger as well
In vSphere 5.5 a VM could be configured with up to 64 vCPUs, in vSphere 6.0 that has doubled do 128 vCPUs.

Fault Tolerance is finally ready for prime time
In vSphere 6 this has changed with each VM having their own virtual disk that can be located on different datastores.

vMotion anything, anywhere, anytime

Disaster Recovery using Site Recovery Manager

Enables application availability and mobility across sites in private cloud environments. Site Recovery Manager automatically integrates with an underlying replication technology to provide policy based management, non-disruptive testing and automated orchestration of recovery plans. This provides simple and reliable recovery and mobility of virtual machines between sites with minimal or no downtime.

Key Benefits

  • Delivers Fast and Reliable IT Disaster Recovery
  • Perform frequent non-disruptive testing to ensure IT disaster recovery predictability and compliance. Achieve fast and reliable recovery using fully automated workflows and complementary Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) solutions
  • Uses Simple Policy-Based Management
  • Protect thousands of virtual machines with ease using centralized recovery plans managed from the vSphere Web Client. Provides Zero-Downtime Application Mobility
  • Lowers TCO Up to 50%