Thursday 24 October 2013

Best of VMworld Europe 2013 User Awards: Massive Fehmarnbelt 18KM Tunnel project powered by DataCore Storage Virtualization

Judges' comments: “A huge project which couldn’t go unrecognised for how it has assured its own future growth and success. The project’s end result will be one hell of a case study.”

Five European IT projects either won or received honorable mention in the Best of VMworld Europe 2013 user awards, held at last week’s VMworld Europe 2013 event in Barcelona.

The judges of the fourth annual Best of VMworld Europe awards assessed the entries and selected the recipients based on overall innovation, systems performance improvement, cost reduction, easing the management burden, new use in the marketplace and improved efficiencies and business processes.

Fehmarnbelt Tunnel & DataCore Storage Virtualization Software
The organization overseeing construction of the 18km Over $8 billion Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Denmark and Germany has deployed DataCore storage virtualization software and it has cut disk storage costs by around 75%.

Danish state-owned Femern’s IT systems will have up to 150 engineering staff, as well as numerous consultants and contractors working to access CAD drawings, specifications and workflow systems for the project, which will be running on VMware and DataCore based systems.

“Our users were experiencing slow response times and a performance lag from their Microsoft SQL & Exchange applications running on VMware.  Today, and in the future, with DataCore, the applications appear robust, instantaneous and seamless.”  - Tim Olsson,  IT Manager at Femern A/S

The massive 18km underwater tunnel is due for completion in 2021.

The IT team adopted DataCore’s SANsymphony-V caching, auto-tiering and Fusion-io flash memory to speed up access to data and critical applications.

As a result it has ensured high speeds for its critical Microsoft SQL database and mail applications and safeguarded the project’s future growth flexibility to handle increased traffic and avoid hardware supplier lock-in with software-defined storage.

For more information, please read the full case study: Fehmarnbelt Tunnel & DataCore Software

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