Interior manufacturer decides for highly available Stretched Cluster with Open-E JovianDSS

As an owner-managed company, baierl + demmelhuber is doing business all over Europe and is a leading manufacturer of high-quality interior design.
With more than 500 employees at nine locations, the company creates interiors for well-known retail brands and international airlines as well as large-scale public projects and modern office spaces.

The Mission

The company was looking for a fail-safe and high-performing Cluster environment with Hyper-V. This infrastructure was supposed to unite various operating systems and applications such as AD/DNS, File&Print, database servers, application servers, ERP systems, terminal services etc. for over 300 users.

Solution

baierl + demmelhuber commissioned Open-E Platinum Partner EUROstor from Filderstadt, Germany with the task who presented a Stretched Cluster based on the ZFS-based storage software Open-E JovianDSS.

The configuration was installed as an active-active setup over two data pools in two server rooms connected through fibre optic cabling.

As both fire protection zones were located only 100m / 328ft apart from each other, the JBODs were connected via 16Gb Fibre Channel without a switch.

Customer feedback

Michael Hackel,  Head of IT Infrastructure

„We are absolutely happy with our new High Availability solution from EUROstor. The performance is excellent and Open-E JovianDSS enables us to perform maintenance and updates anytime, without interruptions for users. Due to the fast storage based on SSDs, time-sensitive applications are running smoothly and we have enough HDD storage space left for future growth of our data.“

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