With TopRAID to virtualization

Digitalpakt früh umgesetzt: Virtualisierung mit TopRAID und VMware

TopRAID-Ausstattung für den VMware-Schulalltag

The concept “Digital Textbooks” from the Verband Bildungsmedien e. V. (Educational Media Association) had to be realized. The participating educational media manufacturers therefore agreed on a central virtual book shelf. Your digital products should be offered there in a uniform format. Therefore, teachers and students should be able to manage books from different publishers centrally and use them conveniently. However, this should be possible online and offline. No problem, for a server virtualization of Starline with TopRAID and VMware.

  • TopRAID M100 Storage System
  • VMware vSphere
  • Veeam Backup & Replication

Digitale Schulbücher für engagierte Lehrer und Schüler

Schulbücher auf zuverlässigen TopRAID-Systemen mit VMware gehostet

The hosting provider synergetic AG, however, managed the server virtualization together with Starline. For this reason, the solution included customized storage systems and leading virtualization software. (With VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup & Replication.) The TopRAID M100 storage systems, which were specially developed for virtual environments, consequently served as central storage space for the digital books in the data center of synergetic AG. The VMware-certified storage hardware was therefore the “heart” of the virtual library.

Simply everything fits: open, scalable and extremely reliable – the TopRAID systems offer an optimal storage platform for digital media.

Stefan Scheurle
synergetic AG

The entire quantity of digital books from over 20 different publishers was finally accessible from everywhere. For this reason, a practical solution was created from the imaginary “cloud” concept. Centralized and secure, yet completely flexible: And the schools and students could finally manage, read and use books from different publishers on one digital shelf.

With VMware to the virtual TopRIAD bookshelf

The TopRAID systems support all essential features of VMware and also have a vCenter plugin. Therefore a seamless integration into the virtualization environment was guaranteed. However, these systems have been operating reliably for several years. They could thus easily be moved and integrated into a new data center.

The TopRAID systems impress with extensive software packages and high performance at an absolutely unbeatable price. They enable a significant reduction in the load on ESXi hosts, since some VMware functions are outsourced to the storage. We also like the possibility of expanding RAID groups and LUNs without downtime.

Stefan Scheurle
synergetic AG

Making “digital textbooks” finally available in a uniform format – this is without doubt a practical solution. Students and teachers can use their books from any computer with or without Internet access – either at school or at home. After all, a modern data center, central data storage and a sophisticated virtualization concept are indispensable prerequisites for this successful solution.

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A format. A technique. With “Digital Textbooks“, schools, teachers and students could manage, read and use books from different publishers on a virtual shelf – online or offline. This made about 3,000 titles available. Around 74,000 teachers and pupils took advantage of the offer. (In the meantime the system has been transferred to another project.)

The service portfolio of synergetic AG ranges from the conception and implementation of Internet presences with domain and hosting or own servers in the cloud, to editorial support for online and offline content, to the management of LAN and WAN structures including the networking of locations and the training of employees.

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In 2018, Bernd Widmaier celebrated his 25th anniversary with Starline. With great experience and broad knowledge – combined with high customer orientation – he heads our sales team. However, he also contributes plenty to sales himself and frequently represents Starline externally at events. The VFB fan has an excellent knowledge of various vertical markets, such as Mac, video storage and media streaming, which earns him the exhibition booth support at the IBC in Amsterdam every year.