Company benefits from highest levels of availability and
cost-effectively doubling performance
As the company grew the performance and availability of IT systems were no longer able to keep up and meet the business requirements of BUHLMANN; a new solution was needed.
"What is important for us is that our systems maintain the highest levels of availability and performance at the best price and that we have the portability and flexibility we need to grow,” states
Fusion-io optimized for high-availability and performance with DataCore SANsymphony-V
In combination with the virtualization experts from DataCore’s authorized and trained partner pco (
"In order to implement economically a high availability and high performance system to meet our requirements, we used the Fusion-io cards combined with the powerful features of SANsymphony-V,” explains Mr. Niebur. “High-speed mirroring and auto failover ensure the highest levels of availability. The thin provisioning feature improved our utilization by allowing us to free up previously reserved space so that we can use all our capacity more flexibly and efficiently now. The need for spare capacity and the need to buy more disk space is significantly lower and thus we reduce our costs. By using DataCore’s auto-tiering and adaptive caching, the more expensive, faster flash memory based resources are effectively used across all the disks – so that the amount needed can be considerably smaller and therefore more cost-effective."
DataCore and Fusion-io = Turbo Acceleration for Tier 1 applications
After successfully testing the implementation, the migration of the physical and virtual servers onto the DataCore powered SAN was carried out. A number of physical servers, the Microsoft SQL and Exchange system and other file servers now access the high performance DataCore storage environment. In addition, DataCore now manages, protects and boost the performance for storage serving 70 virtual machines under VMware vSphere that host business critical applications – including the ERP system from Navision, Easy Archive, Easy xBase, Microsoft SharePoint and BA software.
"The response times of our mission-critical Tier 1 applications have improved significantly; performance has been doubled by the use of DataCore and Fusion-io," says
About BUHLMANN GRUPPE
BUHLMANN GRUPPE is a leading provider of steel tubes, pipes and fittings and has been particularly successful meeting the needs of power plants and plant engineering within the chemical and petrochemical industry, shipbuilding and mechanical engineering projects. The company spans 6 national and 26 international locations and the group employs over 700 people within its headquarters in
The family-owned company was founded in 1945 by
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