Druckerei Rindt GmbH & Co KG is a traditional sheetfed offset printing company that has existed for over 80 years. Its experience, coupled with state-of-the-art machinery, make it a high-performance and above-average service-oriented printing company. As a technical and creative partner, Druckerei Rindt offers services including consultation, pre-press, printing and book binding.
Druckerei Rindt manages its internal data for compute, and also printing and graphics data from customers. They previously used a single-node Dell ESX server with local datastore and VMware hypervisor. The system presented a single point of failure, had slow performance rates and did not offer enough capacity to accommodate future storage needs. They began searching for a redundant, reliable, cost-effective Dell ESX/VMware cluster system. High capacity and performance were key requirements for the environment refresh.
Druckerei Rindt was impressed with StorMagic SvSAN’s reliability and cost efficiency in a multi-node hardware storage solution. Running on two Dell R740xD Servers, they chose SvSAN with its performance-enhancing SSD caching features. In their new configuration, approximately ten virtual machines (VMs) reside on SvSAN shared storage per server. Windows Server 2012 R2-2019 are the guest VMs. The SvSAN cluster is managed through a WebGUI and VMware’s vCenter plugin.
Druckerei Rindt chose StorMagic SvSAN for several reasons, including:
- High performance: Druckerei Rindt is experiencing a >50 percent improvement in performance rates compared to its previous environment.
- High availability: Druckerei Rindt GmbH has experienced 100 percent uptime since installing SvSAN.
- Cost effective: SvSAN eliminates physical SANs by converging compute and storage into a lightweight commodity x86 server footprint, thereby dramatically lowering costs. StorMagic SvSAN is on average 50 percent less expensive than traditional physical SAN alternatives.
- Added redundancy: Physical SANs must be taken offline to run maintenance operations and routine updates. With SvSAN, downtime is virtually eliminated.
|Server Configuration (Per Server)|
|SvSAN License||SvSAN Unlimited TB Gold|
|Servers||Two Dell R740xD Servers|
|CPU||Xeon Gold 6134|
|Storage||9+1 3 TB 7K SAS (30TB), 2x 480 GB SSD as Cache|
|Networking||10GbE, Broadcom BCM57412 + BCM5720|
|Hypervisor||VMware vSphere ESXi 6.7.0 10764712|
|Applications||Windows Server 2012R2, 2016, 2019, MySQL, Active Directory, Fileserver, Acronis File Connect|
|Data Protection||Veeam Backup & Replication|
Company Name: Druckerei Rindt GmbH & Co KG
HQ Location: Fulda, Germany
Type of Business: IT / Printing Solutions
Number of locations: 1
“StorMagic SvSAN added significant reliability and performance improvements into our environment. StorMagic’s Predictive Storage Caching feature reduces I/O latency by identifying hot data, and ensuring that it is in cache.”
Sebastian Jerabeck, Executive Director, Druckerei Rindt GmbH & Co KG
Provides a true 'set and forget' solution for any environment using centralized deployment and management - whether for thousands of sites or just one.
Eliminates physical SANs by converging compute and storage into a lightweight commodity server footprint thereby dramatically lowering costs.
Delivers on today’s performance needs leveraging any CPU and storage type whilst avoiding over-provisioning with the confidence of scaling for tomorrow’s demands.