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From minutes to seconds for Noventum Consulting

How AiRE improved Noventum’s virtual machine failover performance from minutes to seconds and made provisioning a piece of cake.

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The challenge

Noventum considered upgrading its legacy IT equipment but found the costs outweighing the potential benefits. Consequently, the company decided to explore the possibility of obtaining new equipment from a different vendor to assess if it could offer better ROI and better meet the company’s requirements.

One of the challenges faced by Noventum was to improve the handling of Hyper‑V virtual disks, as cluster switching was taking too long and eating up valuable time. Another time-consuming task was accurately provisioning multi‑tenancy storage. Because this took time, the extra effort to provision properly was not always made, resulting in unnecessary inefficiencies.

The solution

STORViX provided a six-month trial of the AiRE IntelligentFiler model 3122 to Noventum, allowing them to assess its suitability for their requirements. At the heart of this solution lies STORViX’s robust software—AiRE—powering the complete AiRE IntelligentFiler. The software’s advanced features act as a safeguard against corruption, disasters, and data breaches. It ensures optimal performance through automated I/O path management, application profile recognition, and efficient data reduction.

With AiRE IntelligentFiler, the wait time when a virtual machine moved between two servers was cut from minutes to just seconds. This significant improvement saved time and helped Noventum serve its clients faster and more efficiently. In addition, with the power of full multi‑tenancy and elastic provisioning, the company was freed from having to either spend too much time on provisioning or suffer inefficiencies from failing to get provisioning exactly right. This led to significant gains in resource optimization.

Given these outstanding performance improvements and added value, Noventum was naturally more than happy to move forward with AiRE IntelligentFiler and go into full production. And the transition was far easier than expected. The system’s user-friendliness was so impressive that configuring it for full production usage took less than an hour.

Noventum Consulting

Noventum Consulting is an IT management consulting company with over 20 years of experience that helps both DAX‑listed corporate groups and SMEs establish a modern corporate culture with smart IT processes and structures. Noventum’s outstanding 2019 “Great Place to Work” ranking as eighth best in Germany means that the company’s 100+ employees spread across offices in Münster (HQ), Düsseldorf and Luxemburg are highly motivated to help clients solve complex IT challenges.

Noventum’s slogan, Menschen – Projekte – Qualität, reflects that the company always maintains a strong a focus on quality throughout digitalization projects that empower people with technology. The company provides a complete range of services centered around IT strategy, sourcing, technology consulting, SAP process & systems, business intelligence, HR management and culture change management. This allows Noventum consultants to guide clients to successful IT projects every step of the way, from strategy to implementation.

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