|[August 04, 2014]
Leading European Energy Supplier Powers Its Business With Nexenta Software-Defined Storage
MUNICH & SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage)
(SDS), today announced that Stadtwerke
Tuttlingen (SWT), a regional German energy supplier, has chosen
Nexenta's Software-Defined Storage solution to underpin its entire
Founded in 1896, SWT is responsible for providing electricity, gas, and
water utilities to over 34,200 residents across 980 square miles in the
South West area of Germany. Along with its responsibility for the power
grid, SWT also supplies natural gas to private and business customers
while managing two-thirds of Tuttlingen's drinking water and urban
SWT was running multiple high performance databases (Oracle (News - Alert), MSSQL) but
the existing storage solution was hampered by relatively bad
optimisation. The system was only four years old but also incapable of
supporting a planned VDI deployment.
After testing and evaluating a system that was recommended by Nexenta's
German premium partner Sievers
Group, SWT opted for a 60TB NexentaStor license to underpin the
entire SWT infrastructure at its headquarter's data centre.
Meik Müller, IT Manager at SWT, commente: "To keep our IT-system
flexible enough to react with a rapidly evolving energy market, we were
looking for a new storage system that offered high performance,
flexibility and high availability. We already had experience with
software-defined storage but it was when we met Nexenta that we knew we
had the right solution."
Using NexentaStor, SWT has significantly increased the performance of
its storage environments while keeping its costs low. One of the key
selling points for SWT was the simplicity of Nexenta: There was no need
for complex licensing. NexentaStor features, such as unlimited
snapshots, thin provisioning and hybrid storage pooling, helped SWT to
implement cost-effective storage with high performance.
Mark Jordan, VP and GM, EMEA at Nexenta, said: "Our SDS solution cuts
vendor lock-in, radically improves TCO and offers improved performance
and scalability. Our solution helps companies like SWT avoid the MESS
(Massive Expensive Storage Systems) and concentrate on growing and
building their business - boosting productivity and customer service.
It's a win win for everyone."
For more information please read the full case study: http://info.nexenta.com/rs/nexenta/images/Stadtwerke_Tuttlingen_Case_Study.pdf
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