|[August 18, 2014]
Innovative Building Design and Construction Company Improves IT Performance with Nexenta's Software Defined Storage
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--
the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
(#softwaredefinedstorage), today announced that Architecten
aan de Maas has chosen Nexenta for its new, mirrored, storage
environment. By adopting NexentaStor,
the architectural practice has been able to upgrade its storage and
boost its performance capacity allowing all of its team to collaborate
more effectively, quickly and successfully.
Nexenta addressed two key challenges for Architecten aan de Maas. The
company was managing huge quantities of data every day - a typical
project needs 25 GB of storage and then it must be kept on file and
archived after the projects are completed. Architecten aan de Maas also
needed to boost their infrastructure performance because the incumbent
storage solution couldn't meet the needed requirements.
Peter Hilkens, system manager with Architecten aan de Maas, explained:
"We were busy virtualizing our physical servers while also improving our
storage performance. The physical servers had reached their maximum
capacity, so it was critical that we upgraded the entire storage
environment. We needed a scalable storage solution with high read and
write speeds, which would also be able to meet the future growth
requirements of the company."
After reviewing a number of storage suppliers, Architecten aan de Maas
opted for Nexenta's Software-Defined Storage solution, NexentaStor,
combined with 4 HP Proliant 360 G6servers.
"With NexentaStor's High Availability feature we can now guarantee 24/7
accessibility to our storage," noted Hilkens. "Given that our team
creates and saves huge quantities of data every day, and that this data
is mirrored across both locations for continuity purposes, it's vital
for us that our data centre is always available."
The migration trajectory to the Nexenta platform was set up by IT
service provider NLcom and was problem-free: "During the migration we
didn't have to do any physical unplugging, which was welcome and a bonus
for us. With the old systems, if we needed to change discs and migrate
data to their replacements, the storage servers were offline for at
least an hour. The transition to Nexenta was flawless, and in the future
too, adding and changing discs will be far easier and less disruptive."
"Our success in vertical markets, such as the engineering industry,
demonstrates the versatility and the universal added value that Nexenta
brings to market. We are extremely happy to have provided an effective
solution that can grow to match the anticipated storage needs of
Architecten aan de Maas over the next five years and beyond. Together
with our partners in the region, we will continue to help businesses
across different market segments to manage and support their data
growth," concluded Jacco van Achterberg, Sales Director, Benelux at
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innovative design & construction company Architecten aan de Maas
For more information about Architecten aan de Maas, please read their
case study in
Dutch here, and
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