Bickhardt Bau

Hyper-converged infrastructure builds a better future for Bickhardt Bau

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Available & reliable

Available & reliable

Centralised to boost availability and performance

Flexibility

Flexibility

Cluster can be expanded in the case of growth

Time-savings

Time-savings

Fast and smooth implementation thanks to project management

The challenge

The challenge

Bickhardt Bau previously operated a storage environment based on NetApp FAS systems – an approach which the company was satisfied with for a long time. However, this infrastructure had become associated with high maintenance costs, which would have continued to increase as capacity expanded. The team at Bickhardt Bau examined various approaches that could future-proof the firm’s storage environment but despite these efforts, a solution couldn't be found that could offer the significant cost reductions that the IT department required.

The solution

The solution

After conducting an internal kick-off and an inventory of the data centre, technical specialists from Proact developed a concept based on a vSAN software-defined storage solution from VMware, acting as a Stretched Cluster, which could be distributed over three locations with five physical server systems (including a dedicated quorum host). vSAN from VMware made it possible to logically bundle local storage resources, making them available through shared storage.

Proact kept precisely to our tight schedule, and the implementation took place very quickly and smoothly thanks to good project management and close cooperation.

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