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ETERNUS Storage Cluster ensures and accelerates OBETA’s data protection

"With our new Storage Cluster formed of two FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX200, we’re in a much safer position than we were before. The machines not only meet our high requirements in terms of reliability and stability, they also provide better performance than our previous system and are less expensive to maintain."

Christian Becker, IT Hardware + Service Manager, Oskar Böttcher GmbH & Co. KG (OBETA)

The customer

Oskar Böttcher GmbH & Co. KG (OBETA) is a leading regional wholesaler of electrical and installation equipment. Between the company itself and its subsidiaries, OBETA employs over 700 people at 60 different sites in the German states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Thuringia, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria. OBETA’s many years of experience have helped it to develop an excellent professional reputation. And its commitment to providing outstanding customer service has made it a reliable partner for the electrical trade in Germany. OBETA is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Bundesverband des Elektro-Großhandels (VEG) e.V. (Federal Association of Electrical Wholesalers).

The challenge

In order to achieve a high level of reliability and stability for its IT systems, Oskar Böttcher GmbH & Co. KG (OBETA) operates two fully redundant data centers. This means that all of its data is stored and accessible in both centers at all times. When the company decided to look for a new disk storage solution, its main requirement was a synchronous, automated data mirroring feature with the option to switch seamlessly between the two storage systems at any time. The new solution would also have to work with PAN Manager for FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY, the software OBETA had been using to monitor and orchestrate its IT infrastructure since 2008.

The solution

Replacing the previous system with a FUJITSU Storage Cluster comprising two ETERNUS DX200 disk storage systems with transparent failover and Intel® Xeon® processors.

The benefit

  • Lower investment, maintenance and licensing costs
  • High reliability
  • Increased performance over the previous system
  • Integration into the existing IT infrastructure management system
  • Fast, competent support from a single service provider
  • High degree of flexibility

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