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Virtual office IT storage solution provider opts for Syneto for high availability storage on VMware Hypervisors

Belgium, Brussels – 20th of July, 2015 – Syneto, the Europe-based manufacturer of the storage industry’s finest arrays, has been selected by Brussels-based virtual office storage solution provider Saphico ICT to protect 24TB of customer data on its VMware Hypervisors. Saphico ICT was introduced to Syneto through its partner S3S, which designs and builds high performance IT infrastructure solutions.

Saphico ICT chose a two-node high-availability cluster based on Syneto’s Ultra 220 hybrid unified storage integrated with existing JBODs as shared storage. The systems run on Syneto Storage OS software. Syneto was selected for the strength of its technology’s analytics engine, reliability, ease of use and cost/ performance.

Saphico ICT implements storage solutions on which customers keep their business critical data, most on VMware Hypervisors. These must be available 24/7 and downtime is not a viable option.

Saphico ICT’s IT team required a new storage solution that would provide greater visibility of what data was being stored so as to avoid potential bottlenecks within its datacentre. The primary storage requirements for Saphico ICT were related to virtualisation. Specifically, the attributes the Saphico ICT team was looking for were a ZFS file system, open-source core based on a very strong community, PowerCluster for high availability technology and vitally, a strong analytics engine

The company’s legacy storage hardware lacked any kind of analytics engine, so the team found it difficult to know exactly what was going on inside the infrastructure from a performance perspective. As a result, it was challenging for the team to solve any bottlenecks.

“We were able to easily integrate the Ultra Series array into our existing storage environment. The result has been a dramatically improved infrastructure with much faster retrieval times and significantly increased productivity. Syneto has allowed us to reduce administration times from several hours per day to just several minutes,”

said Philippe De Groote, Founder of Saphico ICT.
“Syneto was an obvious choice for Saphico ICT as it ticked all the boxes. The customer required a solution that was easy to install, reliable and fast yet affordable. The deployment will see a significant improvement, helping Saphico to become ever more competitive,”

said Roel de Frene, CEO at, S3S
“The difference our Ultra Series array has made at Saphico ICT shows off the qualities of our solutions: highly reliable, cost effective and easy to use. We are expecting to see a significant return on investment for Saphico ICT, thanks to our Ultra Series array deployment”

said Dragos Chioran, Head of Marketing at Syneto.

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