Storage Cluster Story
Perfect business continuity with Storage Cluster
Do you need 100% data availability for your databases, virtual machines and websites? Are you searching for secure and automated transparent failover? How about a solution that is even more cost-efficient than storage virtualization?
When it comes to mission-critical data that must be available around the clock, a disaster-proof configuration is an absolute must. However, such configurations are expensive and complex. Many IT organizations and particular SMBs do not feel comfortable managing intricate environments and simply avoid them. This “strategy” is extremely risky because a worst-case scenario can result in staggering outage costs, severe damage to the company image and even legal proceedings along with liability claims.
To prevent such a calamity from happening, the Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX series offers a number of functions that safeguard businesses against disasters without complexity or high costs.
Highlights applying to both scenarios:
- The failover to the surviving system or the secondary site takes place automatically during a disaster; it is fully transparent to the hosts and applications and does not need any actions by system administrators
- All application accesses are maintained in real time
- All systems in the high-availability environment can be run productively during normal standard operations.
ETERNUS DX systems also support a manual failover process which is required in the event of planned power shutdowns, DR tests and non-disruptive upgrades.
Germany , Industries: Elintarviketeollisuus , Retail
With ETERNUS DX500 and the transparent failover solution, REWE DORTMUND speeds up the ordering processing time in its supermarkets by three times
The backbone of REWE DORTMUND’s existing IT infrastructure was a storage cluster dispersed across two separate sites, but the rise in demand caused by the company’s consistent growth meant that within just three years, it was already unable to cope. Peak I/O rates had reached their limits. “The old system was simply no longer powerful enough, and the time buffer it gave us was insufficient for certain applications,” explains Markus Handschuh, Head of IT System Operations, REWE DORTMUND.
Germany , Industry: Terveydenhuolto
The Stiftung Hospital zum Heiligen Geist increases diagnosing services with ETERNUS DX500 and automatic transparent failover
Contracts for the existing storage infrastructure at Stiftung Hospital zum Heiligen Geist were coming to an end, and managers felt that continuing to use it would be more expensive than migrating to a new platform.
Netherlands , Industry: Manufacture-Other
Duiker Combustion Engineers invests in a virtualized data center environment
Duiker wanted to implement a new ERP solution but its servers were approaching end of life and didn’t have the processing power or capacity to support the new environment.
Sweden , Industry: IT Industry
Diflex improves customer care with ETERNUS DX200 very efficiently, and points out its high reliability
Diflex AB has always been dedicated to helping small and medium-sized companies with their IT and data management needs. Throughout its history, it has aimed to supply complete IT solutions with the best performance and highest security to its customers. In order to deliver on that promise, Diflex AB installed the then state-of-the-art, first generation FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX80 S1 more than five years ago. Since then, its annual turnover has grown by 20-30 percent and the DX80 was no longer able to handle the company’s growing client base and their individual needs.
Poland , Industry: IT Industry
With ETERNUS DX and PRIMERGY RX, ABC Data accelerates application performance by three times
As the leading IT distributor in Central Europe, ABC Data is always keen to set an example in implementing the best technology to run its business. However, during a period of rapid growth, it found it was reacting to changing needs rather than planning a scalable platform.
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