Ensured Serenity with a Scalable Open-E JovianDSS-based Solution

To face the constant growth in the production process and increased demand, Viasit required a reliable data storage solution to store the data safely. Additionally, there were several requirements to be followed:

  • Continuous data accessibility (High Availability)
  • Advanced data protection
  • Scalable data storage solution for the potential further expansion
  • Compatibility and certification with the VMware environment
  • Affordable price-performance ratio
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The data had to be easily accessible for all the employees in order to simplify the company’s workload without the need for expanding the IT department with data storage specialists. The main goal of Viasit was to focus on the core business of manufacturing.


To respond to the demand for a flexible, scalable, and affordable solution, Viasit chose EUROstor, a German hardware and storage solutions provider. EUROstor in turn recommended Open-E JovianDSS as the data storage software. All in all, the solution consisted of two pools configured in a Single storage Shared High Availability cluster. The two Open-E JovianDSS nodes were externally connected to the JBOD via Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) protocols. The solution worked on the basis of a 2-way mirror redundancy level, consisting of a total of eight disk groups. Should there be a need for storage extension, the configuration allows a user to add up to 2 more disk groups, or to add an extra JBOD. An additional benefit of the solution was proper Load Balancing, achieved thanks to the Active-Active cluster configuration, which increased both the performance and data availability.

Technical details

Total capacity: 13,85TB
High Availability: Standard HA Cluster
Hypervisor: VMware
License: Open-E JovianDSS
Features: Standard HA Cluster Feature Pack
Support: Premium Support

Hardware details

Motherboard: Supermicro® X11DPH-T
CPU: 2x Intel® Xeon® Silver Processor 4215R
Storage Raw Capacity: 13,85TB
Storage Controller: Broadcom SAS Adapter (4 external ports)
Storage Device: 24 Slot JBOD with 16x Seagate Nytro 3331 SAS SSD, 1920GB
Storage Configuration: 2 Pools each with 4 Mirror VDEVs
Network Interfaces: 4x 10 GbE RJ45, 2x 10 GbE SFP+
Boot Medium: 2x SSD SATA (Mirrored - RAID 1)

About EUROstor

EUROstor has been a manufacturer of storage systems since 2004. Originally, RAID systems were produced. Today the largest part of the product portfolio consists of server-based systems that function as flexible storage servers and are tailored to customers’ needs. The solutions range from small file servers and CCTV storage (video surveillance) to high availability storage clusters, scale-out clusters, and cloud solutions. EUROstor is based in Filderstadt near Stuttgart (Germany). Their customer base stretches across Europe and involves a wide variety of SMEs including universities, research institutes, and data centers.

About Viasit

Viasit Bürositzmöbel GmbH was founded in 1980. The factory has been on the former site of the Neunkirch ironworks since 1991. In 2016, Viasit’s turnover broke the sound barrier of 30 million Euros for the first time. Today Viasit is working on all continents and is an established player in the office furniture market. Viasit stands for innovative and practical furnishings for the workplace, living, and building equipment. The company is exclusively developing and manufacturing in Neunkirchen, Germany. Viasit has around 160 employees from 13 nations and achieves an annual turnover in excess of 30 million Euros. The environmental management of Viasit is certified according to EMAS. Viasit is a founding member of the German Design Council.

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