D-J Engineering, Inc. reduces its IT operational expenses by adopting hyperconvergence with the help of StarWind vSAN

Published: July 21st, 2022

Thanks to StarWind vSAN, our uptime seems comparable to our
hardware SANs and doesn’t appear to be any compromises.

Director of Technical Services

PROBLEM

Before StarWind Virtual SAN (vSAN) deployment, D-J Engineering Inc. used HPE LeftHand and NAS units with Hyper-V on top. This type of storage didn’t allow for any scalability, so the company could not grow with any sort of cost-effectiveness. D-J Engineering Inc. was looking for a shared storage solution reasonably priced to sweep away any hardware limitations.

SOLUTION

D-J Engineering Inc. has chosen StarWind vSAN as it allows to get high application uptime using existing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. This provides a means of increasing life span and driving down overhead. Being completely hardware agnostic, the company grew from having cost and hardware limitations to almost no limitations. For now, D-J Engineering Inc. has no issues with IOPS or resiliency. Saving around a few hundred thousand dollars, the company could get an IT infrastructure performance to be on par with what would be expected of enterprise- rade SANs. In the future, D-J Engineering Inc. is getting ready to double a StarWind deployment with 2 high availability (HA) stacks.

About the Company

D-J Engineering, Inc. is a U.S.-based manufacturer of complex machine parts, composites, sheet metal fabrication, large assemblies, composites assemblies, extrusions, and various types of hot forming and reverse engineering to support aerospace and defense Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).

Company Profile

Aviation & Aerospace

Contact Person

Director of Technical Services