A non-governmental organization, Post Bellum from Czechia, turned to Abacus Electric, a data storage provider, for a tailor-made solution that would fulfill the organization's highest needs. They required a solution that would meet the following requirements:
- Scale -up architecture
- Easy capacity expansion based on financial resources
- Commodity, non-proprietary hardware with no vendor lock-in
- Possibility of using a cluster data storage solution
- Snapshot and cloud services support
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Post Bellum own several NAS servers from different manufacturers offering various capacities and features. Due to the fact that the researchers and documentalists collected 550TB of raw data, and the amount of data is rapidly growing, with an average annual increase of more than 300 TB, the main goal of their IT administrators was to consolidate the infrastructure and prepare it for further data volume increase. To meet this goal, Post Bellum headed to Abacus Electric, a long-term Open-E Platinium Partner.
Post Bellum decided on the Abacus a-2610Q-KRPA 4U Server powered by the ZFS and Linux-based Open-E JovianDSS data storage system. The new data storage architecture is built of of two single-node servers for excellent performance and almost unlimited scalability.The ZFS file system is the base of the data storage system. Plus, the supported storage capacities can exceed dozens of PBs of data.
Since Post Bellum is a non-profit organization, and their mission is close to the Open-E and Abacus values, both companies decided to give up part of the profit to support the project. To watch some of the testimonies, visit their YouTube channel >>
"We are constantly getting bigger and bigger files to work with and back up. It’s important to keep data secure at a reasonable total cost of ownership. Abacus Electric, our integration partner, combined hardware from Western Digital and software from Open-E to provide us with a tailored solution at a very reasonable price."
Jan Poloucek, COO at Post Bellum
|Chassis:||AIC RSC-4H 60bay toploaded storage chassis|
|CPU:||AMD EPYC2 Rome 7252|
|Motherboard:||Asus KRPA-U16 single socket EPYC3|
|HBA Controller:||3×Broadcom 3008 ITmode HBA SAS|
|Boot Medium:||2×Samsung SSD PM893 480GB|
|Data Drives:||60×20TB = 1,2PB Raw Capacity Western Digital Ultrastar HC560|
|Ethernet Controller:||Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2, Dual port 10GbE-T|