Scalable Solution for Geo-Engineering Center

Aviation Accounting Center LLC (AAC), a leading Ukrainian engineering company, is responsible for acquiring, processing, and providing geospatial data. To collect such data, they utilize such remote-sensing technologies as digital aerial photography, LiDAR, radar, hyperspectral imaging, and echo ranging. Due to that, AAC required a data storage solution that would meet the following requirements:

  • High capacity for complex workloads
  • High Availability for servers
  • Increased performance for fast data analysis
  • No single point of failure
  • Affordable price-performance ratio
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Challenges

The previous data storage solutions used by Aviation Accounting Center consisted of departmental file servers that were limited in capacity and had regular single points of failure. In order to face the increase of complex data stored, the company was ready for radical changes towards increased performance and sufficient bandwidth. Additionally, the desired system had to provide 24/7 availability for the entire company network.

Solution

In order to meet all the requirements, AAC turned to Western Digital, an Open-E partner, for a solution. The chosen Ultrastar Hybrid Storage Platform with a ZFS- and Linux-based Open-E JovianDSS data storage software turned out to be a highly-reliable and a high-capacity data storage solution. The system consisted of standard x86 servers and Western Digital’s storage platform featuring HelioSeal® helium hard drives with individual capacity, connected via high-bandwidth NICs. Thanks to the patented IsoVibe™ and innovative ArcticFlow™ it reduces vibration-induced performance degradation and overcomes the cooling issues by introducing cool air into the middle of the platform. The new solution provided AAC with up to 1PB of centralized storage that could be further expanded depending on the increase of data workloads.

Hardware details

Total capacity: 1PB
High Availability: Standard HA Cluster Feature Pack
License: Open-E JovianDSS
Features: Standard HA Cluster Feature Pack
Support: 1 year Standard Support

About Western Digital

Western Digital is a leading global data storage brand that empowers you to create, experience and preserve your digital content across a range of devices. Western Digital enables you to be in control and smartly save what matters to you most in one secure place.

About AAC

AAC offers high-quality geospatial data obtained by remote sensing of the earth. All data is processed and interpreted in accordance with high standards of quality, accuracy and reliability. They are aimed at continuous development and we are looking for new opportunities for international cooperation.

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