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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 AF and ETERNUS DX series offer 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 AF and 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.

Case Studies

  • Germany , Industries: Food & Beverage , 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.Tags: Storage Solutions

  • Poland , Industry: Media & Communications
    New CELSIUS Workstations and Displays for Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź

    Full Fujitsu solutions were selected, including FUJITSU CELSIUS workstations with NVIDIA® graphics cards.Tags:

  • Germany , Industry: others
    Fraunhofer IWES

    To create an IT infrastructure to support access to the Fraunhofer IWES administrative network from any location and any device to increase flexibility and improve collaboration. The chosen approach utilized Server virtualization on the basis of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server HA clustering, Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers and ETERNUS storage systems.Tags:

  • United Kingdom , Industry: Manufacturing
    Morphy Richards achieves less IT costs and high availability with Integrated System PRIMEFLEX vShape

    Local IT reseller Q-Tron suggested speaking to Fujitsu, which recommended its PRIMEFLEX vShape virtualised environment. This integrates servers, storage and switches along with virtualisation software in one package.Tags: Integrated Systems

  • Austria , Industry: others
    AVITA Resort gains from the availability around the clock ensured by the ETERNUS DX200 storage cluster

    The AVITA Resort Bad Tatzmannsdorf has been crowned Austria’s ‘Wellness Spa of the Year’ three times in a row. The company sees the award as a reflection of its dedication to its customers, who rely on being able to get in and out of the complex quickly and pay efficiently at the tills, and expect the hotel and spa’s building technologies to work flawlessly.Tags: Storage Solutions

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