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Deutscher Wetterdienst uses FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY systems and petabytes of NetApp storage to provide weather visualizations for the airline industry

"For applications where latency is critical, we rely on a combination of Fujitsu hardware and All-Flash storage from NetApp. The fact that this combination has been certified is very important to us."

Alexander Harth Head of User Support, Deutscher Wetterdienst

DWD uses approximately 500 FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY systems and 15 petabytes of NetApp storage to provide latency-free weather visualizations for the airline industry.

Customer

The German Meteorological Service, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), is a higher federal authority that falls under the country’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. It is responsible for supplying meteorological information to all areas of the German economy and society. This includes providing services that help to keep air and sea transport safe, as well as issuing official warnings about weather events.

Challenge

DWD’s data center has to process enormous volumes of data from more than 2,000 measuring stations, 17 weather radars, numerous high-resolution weather satellites and a number of international data sources. This must be done with as little delay as possible to provide customers in the airline, shipping and emergency services industries with the high-quality graphical information they need to keep people safe.

Solution

For applications where latency is critical, such as providing weather forecasts to airlines or the emergency services, DWD relies on a combination of Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers and All-Flash storage from NetApp. This enables the company to provide visualizations of its modelling results with no time delay.

Benefit

  • As the servers are certified for NetApp storage, the reliability and service quality of the entire system is guaranteed
  • Visualizations can be provided with very little delay
  • The company can offer new services that rely on low-latency virtualizations

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