"For a company like us with a high growth rate, DataCore is a best fit,” says Hans Wiedemann, Head of IT at Sigel. “We now are independent from having to rely on expensive storage manufacturers and we can easily expand capacity and performance flexibly to support our critical applications and databases. SANsymphony-
For all the company’s critical sales and business processes, such as ordering and invoicing, Sigel uses the Electronic Data Industry EDIFACT standard. A disruption or downtime of the system literally means a full stop to their business operations – so continuous high availability is critical. For this reason, the IT department is constantly working to ensure the stability and optimisation of its data centre systems and is always on the lookout for new solutions to help avoid downtime. Sigel already experienced the benefits of virtualisation at the server level. They consolidated their server systems to maximize room and costs in the data centre and they were able to shut down a number of physical servers. Instead of 15 Linux and twelve Windows systems, they now operate their business on a VMware vSphere platform running on four Fujitsu Primergy RX300 servers. To manage their storage and provide high-availability, Sigel decided to invest in a storage hypervisor from DataCore and at the same time to add some new storage hardware to help performance.
DataCore’s storage virtualisation enabled the company to integrate the existing storage investments and new storage hardware regardless of manufacturer or model into a virtual shared storage resource pool. Two Fujitsu Primergy RX300 servers with dual Intel Xeon CPUs with 48GB RAM systems and multiple, high-performance SSD and SAS disks are now all under SANsymphony-
Accelerated performance of critical applications at lower costs with Auto-Tiering
Sigel also reported a measurable and noticeable acceleration of the overall performance of their virtual machine environment in combination with the DataCore caching software. Compared to the old infrastructure, the frequent "night upgrades and installations"
Sigel is a successful mid-sized company headquartered in Mertingen, in Bavaria Germany. Nearly 300 employees develop, manufacture and market products and solutions for business office applications. The Business Products division develops high-quality products for a modern working office environment. The Business Segment Print Works division produces a variety of order-related forms, laser roll forms, thermal forms, banking and government forms.
About Sigel GmbH
Sigel GmbH, based in Mertingen (district of Donau-Ries), founded in 1947 as a print shop is now one of Europe's market leader in stylish business products. Sigel offers a variety of products like high-quality accessories, the popular CONCEPTUM ® notebook and the office organization. The innovative business products set standards in function and design. Sigel employed at its headquarters in Mertingen approximately 290 employees and achieved a turnover of approximately 60 million Euro.
About DataCore Software
DataCore Software develops storage virtualisation software for high availability, fast performance and maximum utilisation from storage in virtual and physical IT environments. DataCore SANsymphony™-
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