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By using ETERNUS DX200 and Quantum storage infrastructure, GNZ Joint Network Center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Max Planck institutions now are able to backup and archive enormous data volumes

"Thanks to the solution from Fujitsu and Microstaxx, we have an open, flexibly scalable and high-performance storage platform that enables us to reliably adhere to our nightly backup time windows."

Gerd Schnapka Head of GNZ

In close collaboration with Fujitsu, SELECT Partner Microstaxx designed and implemented a high-performance, highly available Fujitsu ETERNUS storage system for the GNZ.

Customer

The Joint Network Center (GNZ) of the Berlin-Brandenburg Max Planck institutions at the Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) of MPG e.V. provides services relating to all aspects of network infrastructure, IT security and data storage for all institutes and facilities of the Max Planck Society (MPG) in Berlin and Brandenburg. The FHI is a basic research institute that grew out of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry in Berlin-Dahlem.

Challenge

The GNZ manages enormous volumes of scientific data. To do this, the service provider needs a high-performance data storage system as well as a reliable backup solution that can back up the data overnight.

Solution

Microstaxx designed and implemented a highperformance and highly available overall storage system in close collaboration with Fujitsu. It consists of a Quantum StorNext system and a flexibly scalable SAN storage array with four Fujitsu ETERNUS DX200 hybrid storage systems.

Benefit

  • Reliable administration, backup and archiving of enormous data volumes
  • Open, flexibly scalable and powerful storage platform
  • Reliable adherence to nightly backup time windows
  • Extremely high data throughput rates of 5 GB/second
  • Seamless connection with low latency periods via the DLC protocol
  • Eliminates licensing costs

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