East Iowa Machine Company (EIMCo) saves over $20K on IT capital expenses by deploying a StarWind vSAN-based high availability (HA) cluster

Updated: August 24th, 2022

StarWind provided EIMCo with the ability to deploy a vSAN within a failover
cluster by utilizing the internal storage bays on the nodes. StarWind also
eliminated the need to run Microsoft Windows Datacenter.

Scott Kurimski, Director of Information Technology

PROBLEM

Before StarWind Virtual SAN (vSAN) deployment, EIMCo had a single file sharing server subject to unnecessary downtime during reboots and updates. EIMCo was looking for a cost-effective shared storage solution to create a high availability cluster (HA).

SOLUTION

EIMCo selected StarWind vSAN because of its performance, ease of installation and management. Using StarWind vSAN, EIMCo was able to deploy an HA storage cluster without the need to purchase Microsoft Windows Server Datacenter. To date, the StarWind product has exceeded EIMCo’s initial expectations and saved them around $20K over alternative hardware configurations. In the future, EIMCo plans to deploy a second cluster powered by StarWind.

About the Company

East Iowa Machine Company (EIMCo.) is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing company employing approximately 150 people at its location in Farley, Iowa. EIMCo converts raw metals into finished component parts and assemblies utilizing a wide variety of computerized numeric controlled (CNC) equipment.

Company Profile

Machinery Manufacturing

Contact Person

Scott Kurimski, Director of Information Technology