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Migration to hyperconverged IT

The successful development of our customer in recent years has led to the emergence of parallel IT landscapes. This resulted in increasing efforts for the configuration of individual IT components as well as the optimization of the interaction of the network and virtualization infrastructures. This was a challenge that we were happy to take on: With the support and advice of the specialized Softline consultants, we succeeded in simplifying our customer's complex IT infrastructures and ensuring long-term cost savings through the use of hyperconvergent systems.

The challenge

  • Steady data growth
  • Increasing demands on IT performance
  • Increasing complexity of server and storage systems
  • Time-consuming and cost-intensive IT operations
  • Growing desire to test the hyperconvergence concept in practice

Our solution

  • Identification of possible use cases
  • Replacement of the Citrix XenServer infrastructure
  • Selection of the matching solution environment (Nutanix) and on-site setup
  • Consolidation of computing, virtualization and storage in a unified x86-based solution, deployed in a web-scale architecture
  • Smooth move of by now 40 virtual machines
  • Integrated management solution Prism for managing and monitoring the hyperconverged infrastructure

The highlights

  • Significant time and cost savings
  • Easy administration and scalability of the virtual environment
  • Secure and efficient deployment of required resources with just a few clicks
  • Perspective expansion of the current infrastructure:
    • Splitting the Nutanix cluster into two geo-redundant locations in order to also be able to operate production applications with a high level of availability
  • Additional consulting services on related topics such as back-up solutions