For more than 90 years, Rommelsbacher has been designing and producing electric appliances, and delivering them to countries around the world. Based in Germany, the company is family-owned and is dedicated to manufacturing first class kitchen products that provide “Pure Cooking Pleasure,” and are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Rommelsbacher was looking to upgrade its datacenter environment, which consisted of aging servers and a central physical SAN. They chose to deploy StorMagic SvSAN as part of a hyperconverged infrastructure, running on Supermicro servers. SvSAN was installed on two identical systems at their main datacenter site, with redundancy across all components to ensure both server and storage were fail-safe. The physical SAN was kept on-site, but repurposed as a data backup solution.
SvSAN helped Rommelsbacher realize the following benefits:
- High Performance: SvSAN creates highly available shared storage with just two servers. Rommelsbacher has dramatically improved performance since making the switch to StorMagic.
- Single Point of Failure: Highly available SvSAN configurations eliminate single points of failure, which increases the reliability of the solution and improves application uptime. SvSAN achieves this as it was designed to synchronously mirror the data between two servers.
- Cost Effective: Rommelsbacher found that StorMagic offered value overall – the solution itself and future upgrades protect their budget.
- Ideal for Manufacturing Environments: Industrial sites that run applications and store data locally decrease processing time and reduce overall data storage costs (as compared to running in the cloud). StorMagic provides the high availability and performance capabilities that are quickly becoming a requirement for industrial environments.
“Migrating existing environments can often present challenges and introduce new risks to organizations of any size. However, with StorMagic, we were thrilled to be able to conduct and complete our installation with zero interruptions, downtime or restrictions for our employees,” said Andreas Pirner, IT manager, Rommelsbacher ElektroHausgeräte GmbH. With StorMagic, we have eliminated any single point of failure and experienced 100 percent uptime, which means we can power our manufacturing operations every day with ease.”
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