StarWind was the most cost-effective, lowest maintenance,
and hands-free solution available.
Daniel Googe, Director of Information Technology
Before introducing StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) into its IT infrastructure, Accu-Tec had an ESXi cluster with physical Xiotech SAN storage. High acquisition and maintenance costs of a standalone SAN were prohibitive for the company’s IT budget. Also, to achieve full redundancy Accu-Tec needed to have two SANs. One more issue was connected with support for the physical SAN seriously lacking from an unstable manufacturer. As an SMB company, it was critical to have a robust and easy-to-maintain solution allowing Accu-Tec to focus on improving its operations.
Accu-Tec has chosen StarWind HCA as it allowed the company to accomplish the same full-redundancy goals without standalone SANs and with no extra costs. The unique pricing and management/ maintenance structure of StarWind HCA has given the company a single point of contact for all maintenance and management. With StarWind, Accu-Tec migrated from ESXi to Hyper-V cutting license costs at the same time. Now the company has a reliable and simple-to-use solution, and proactive monitoring and always-available support help to focus on improving its operations. Accu-Tec estimates a saving of $80,000 over the course of the five-year lifecycle of the StarWind HCA deployment.
The StarWind hyperconverged cluster has worked flawlessly for the two years in service so far with no unexpected outages. It has significantly reduced IT costs while decreasing hardware and realizing cost savings in electricity and precious rack space. With StarWind, Accu-Tec concentrates not on support and maintenance issues but on improving its core business. With all of StarWind’s strengths in mind, the deployment of Virtual Tape Library (VTL) is on the company’s radar for this year that further strengthens its data protection posture of the StarWind cluster.
About the Company
Accu-tec is an American contract packaging company based in Kentucky and specialized in the design, assembly, and custom packaging for the foodservice and beverage industry. It also operates as a third-party logistics (3PL) provider.
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