Data are the association’s capital. Therefore the most important task of IT is to compile these data and to make them available. In order to put this into practice VMware Servers via NFS were to access a central storage system, which in turn replicates all data into a second server zone. Moreover, the data of another location were to be replicated as well to the head office via WAN.
File services, e-mail servers and data bases are installed on the VMware servers, and, in addition, remote desktop applications for fifteen users at the main location and for another ten users at the secondary location. The association explicitly wished to have a solution based upon the ZFS file system, since this solution provides an especially high standard of safety with regard to file system failures due to disk defects.