During the production process of such a company lots of data are generated, above all in the SAP environment and in quality control where chromatographic systems provide large amounts of data. The data resulting from these data processing systems need to be stored on a long-term basis and, above all, safely. They are indispensable for providing evidence of a production process according to GMP guidelines and no product is to be sold without them.
Moreover these data are generated around the clock. Therefore the relevant storage solution needs to be permanently available, too. In the course of the procurement of an adequate storage solution, the data of other services were to be stored redundantly, too, including file services for a large number of individual computers at the workplace and for data storage.
Different Windows operating systems are installed on the respective servers. The new storage system is to be linked via Fibre Channel and highly revolving Fibre Channel hard disks are to be used.