New case study: Germany’s St. Josefshaus
St. Josefshaus is a hospital and nursing home in Hausen, Germany that offers services to both young and older people. They provide housing, meals and on-site care for the physically and mentally ill.
The servers and storage that support all of the facility’s applications (including Citrix Desktop, back office and central infrastructure) were due for a refresh, and their infrastructure had no redundancy – if there was a serious problem with a server, all of the facility’s IT operations could be impacted and restores would have to be retrieved from backups. This proved time-consuming and could significantly impact the quality of care provided to the residents.
St. Josefshaus’ IT department went looking for possible approaches that would deliver the performance and high availability at the lowest possible cost. A major consideration was ease of use – they didn’t want to have to spend a lot of time training on a new system or administering it.
St. Josefshaus was able to achieve all of the requirements by implementing StorMagic SvSAN Advanced Edition on two clustered servers. This approach improved performance and it lowered costs.
Overall, St. Josefshaus is very happy with the solution delivered as it provides the high availability, performance and ease of administration required – and the solution was between 60 and 70% less expensive than other alternatives they had considered.
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