CITA is a division of Luxembourg Roads & Bridges (Ponts et Chaussées Luxembourg), and manages traffic control data for Luxembourg’s highways and tunnels. More than 600 cameras along these roadways capture data like vehicle counting, weather information, traffic and tunnel management and control, and video surveillance footage. High availability is a must; if communications are lost at any point, tunnel closures may occur.

CITA recently refreshed their EMC VNX 5300-based active/passive mirroring solution with a lightweight, highly available alternative from StorMagic. The new configuration includes StorMagic SvSAN Advanced Edition on Dell and HPE servers stretched across two datacenters in a metrocluster, which offers data mirroring and automatic failover features to ensure uptime.                                     

“Our SvSAN active/active solution is 50 percent less expensive and ten times easier to manage than our previous solution. We chose StorMagic to eliminate complexity, meet uptime requirements and add scalability to support us as our needs evolve over time.”

—Stéfan Roemer, ICT Manager of the Traffic Management Center

Key benefits realized to date include:

  • High Availability: The customer’s mission-critical data must reside on a highly available system to eliminate highway congestion caused by tunnel closures.
  • Ease of Management: CITA reports that the SvSAN cluster is ten times easier to manage and requires less IT resource than their previous solution.
  • Reduced Hardware Costs: SvSAN solution is 50 percent less expensive and requires significantly less hardware than CITA’s previous solution

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