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ETERNUS DX system accelerates business reports of KIND hearing aid acoustics company

"The objective of the project - being able to provide the reports to the board at 7am every day - was completely fulfilled. Our collaboration with both Fujitsu and the systems house involved in the installation went very smoothly. The ETERNUS DX has never required any additional effort, either during the migration or now that it is up and running"

Jörg Lünser, System Administrator, KIND Hörgeräte GmbH & Co. KG

The customer

KIND Hörgeräte GmbH & Co. KG is headquartered in Großburgwedel near Hanover, and is one of the leading companies in the global hearing aid acoustics industry. The company has over 650 stores around the world and employs over 2,500 people. Customer-focused services, fair prices and transparent advice have made KIND Germany’s market leader. With its audifon production facility, the group covers the entire supply chain from research and development to production and sales, qualified fitting and aftercare.

The challenge

The response times for the daily BI reports needed to be decreased substantially. The existing storage system would take between 11 and 13 hours to produce the status reports required each day.

The solution

A separate FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX200 S3 system with Intel® Xeon® processors to host the database for the business intelligence system and exclusive use of flash storage media to meet the increased demands on performance.

The benefit

  • Simply relocating the logical unit numbers from the business intelligence database to a FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX200 S3
  • Creating reports now takes less than three hours, around a quarter of the time taken previously
  • Excellent performance
  • Server resources are now used exclusively for creating BI reports


Read the full KIND case study (225 KB/A4, 2 pages)