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Kohlpharma ensures business processes with ETERNUS DX600 and DX200

"Fujitsu delivers a very fast storage platform and is, in our view, ahead of the game in terms of technology. We were also convinced by the price-performance ratio."

Stefan Pistorius Head of System Administration Kohlpharma

Two FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX600 and one ETERNUS DX200 provide Kohlpharma with a storage infrastructure which will grow with its needs.


In Germany substantial savings in pharmaceutical costs can be realized by importing inexpensive branded medicines from EU member states. Since 1979, Kohlpharma has been purchasing branded drugs produced by multinational drug companies in EU countries at low cost and importing them into Germany. These imported pharmaceutical products are on average around 10 percent cheaper than German branded medicines. Patients and health insurers benefit from the savings that are being made and doctors protect their budgets.


Kohlpharma was looking for a provider able to meet anticipated high performance requirements for data storage and backup in the data center. At least 155,000 IOPS were required during the test run.


Two FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX600 systems were installed as a high-availability storage solution for the VMware environment. This is in addition to a FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX200, configured as a virtual tape library.


  • Storage cluster with transparent failover without further virtualization layers
  • Uses the most affordable storage media each time by using automated storage tiering
  • High performance with over 200,000 IOPS
  • Further expansion and cascading possible

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