EWS is VMWare Partner since 2009:

Because of the growing market of virtualization, we passed the path of learning to get the VMWare Certificates, and got this in 2009, so we are a certificated VMWare Partner.

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Since 2009 EWS is a certified Microsoft partner:

That we can our customers best serve, in the ever-growing world of Microsoft environment, we had confirmed our expertise with Microsoft.

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Virtualization of the company Leather Wollsdorf Schmidt & Co Ges.mbH:

Nine servers have been virtualized, set up the backup with a tape library and SAP switched to 64bit. 


 

Virtualization of the company Leather Wollsdorf Schmidt & Co Ges.mbH:

First, the three ESX servers (based on the VMware VI Foundation package) and the Virtual Centre Server (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64bit) were set up. All servers depend on a Fiber Channel Storage.

The VC server also serves as a backup server (CA Arc serve 12.0) and secures the data using a staging area to the new SAS Tape Library with a LTO-4 tape drive.

Because of cost and use factories, components of Fujitsu-Siemens were used for the hardware platform. 

During normal daytime operation the Proxy and Citrix terminal servers have been virtualized because there were no data losing. During the night hours the Exchange, file and the SAP server were adapted on the new virtualization technology, so there was no still stand of efficiency during the transition phase.

According to the virtualization of the server, the SAP implementation was carried out by 32bit to 64bit upgrade of the database. By the virtualization technology there wasn’t necessary to acquire additional hardware, and the "old" system was persisting for security reasons remain for some time.

The Fujitsu-Siemens ServerView tool has been installed on the backup server, and so early hardware failures can be detected, and corresponding alert messages will be sent.

The transition has taken place within five days, so the local resources and costs could be kept very low.

Company Wollsdorf thus gained the following advantages:

  • Mirroring the Server

  • Saving Hardware

  • Reliability

  • Savings in administration

  • Performance Improvement

  • Hardware independence

  • Increased scalability of the server

  • Saving costs (electricity, air conditioning, coaching)

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Implementing a ticketing system and monitoring tools for EWS IT-Consulting:

With the increasing demand and a growing number of customers it was necessary to use a professional ticketing system for the treatment of customer requests and meet service-level agreements (SLA's).  Furthermore, we wanted a reliable monitoring tool for the monitored systems (servers, network components, printers ...).


Implementing a ticketing system and monitoring tools for EWS IT-Consulting:

Thus, we tested in the fourth quarter of 2008, some tools and programs for this purpose. Due to licensing costs, expandability, scalability, and interaction, we decided to take the combination of Nagios (monitoring system) and OTRS (ticket system). The linkage of the two products is very well supported, so alerts are occurring not only immediately converted into a ticket, but subsequent messages to automatically alert the appropriate ticket order.  We have set up for critical errors a SMS notification so that we can respond to this immediately. Using Nagios hardware components on the one hand, as well as software components are monitored.

Another advantage of Nagios is that systems can be monitored without installing an agent. 

By using these two products we have achieved the following benefits:

  • central help desk
  • Traceability of problems and their solution
  • uniform approach
  • Enforcement and monitoring of SLAs
  • ongoing active control system
  • faster response and time to repair
  • Improved service quality
  • Saving costs

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Virtualization at Schaupp Bauplanungs Company Ltd.:

Four servers are virtualized and the backup was converted to a tape library.


Virtualization at Schaupp Bauplanungs Company Ltd.:

Four servers are virtualized and the backup was converted to a tape library.

First, the old Office Server (Windows SBS 2003), the firewall, the FTP server and a CAD Converter were virtualized from four physical machines to two physical machines. The virtual servers are mirrored on the two ESX servers (VMWare).

We channel the old office server to the backup server (with tape library), the monitoring server (it monitors the hardware of the other server) and to the Virtual Centre server.

The changeover took place over a weekend, so there was no loss of productivity.

Company Schaupp gained the following advantages:

  • Mirroring the Server
  • Saving Hardware
  • Reliability
  • Savings in administration
  • Performance Improvement
  • Hardware independence
  • Increased scalability of the server
  • Saving costs

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