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Daniele Basile, Manager of Data Center Services ZID Basel-Stadt
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Finanzdepartment des Kantons Basel-Stadt

The ZID ensures the high availability of its business-critical data with ETERNUS CS800 data protection appliances in three separate data centers.


The Zentrale Informatikdienste (ZID; Central IT Services) of the canton of Basel-Stadt supplies basic IT services to the cantonal administration. As a business enabler, the ZID supports the use of modern digitization technologies with its professional IT services. The service portfolio consists primarily of IT workplace and mobile services, e-government services, infrastructure services and specialized cantonal applications.


The ZID must back up a daily data volume of approximately 100 terabytes. In the past, tape robots with upstream staging servers have been used for this purpose. To reduce the amount of work and the complexity of the backup processes, the outdated tape backup solution was replaced with a modern diskbased system.


The ZID uses three FUJITSU ETERNUS CS800 data protection appliances for storing the backup data. Two systems are located in the two active data centers in the Basel region. The third appliance was installed at the disaster recovery location near Bern and is connected to Basel via a WAN.


  • Maximum reliability and availability of systems and data
  • Powerful and reliable backup to disk
  • Reduced complexity of backup processes
  • Seamless integration with Veritas NetBackup software
  • Lossless data compaction by a factor of 12 through integrated storage-based deduplication

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