Hinz und Kunz – Successful Data Storage Solution with Synology

The starting point

Hinz und Kunz AG works in a pure Apple client environment. The agency experienced continuous growth in recent years, and the data volume increased accordingly. Initially, production data amounted to around 10 terabytes. One year later, this doubled to 20 terabytes. Now, Hinz und Kunz stands at 40 terabytes. This fast increase in data volume required an up-to-date storage solution.

»Since Apple significantly minimised/restricted the available options with the proprietary server app, the a suitable alternative had to be evaluated for the existing server, storage & backup environment (Mac minis, Promise Pegasus storage and backup to disk). It quickly transpired that the Synology product met the requirements and our specialists developed a customised, scalable overall system.«
Philippe Lindegger, Head of Systems Engineering, Co-Owner

The solution

The existing server, storage & backup environments (redundant Mac minis, Promise Pegasus storage and backup to disk) were replaced with modern Synology NAS systems. These can manage 200 terabytes or more of data. Moreover, the internal operating system (DSM Manager) offers full functionality for the agency’s daily requirements. The new acquisition went hand in hand with the redundant design of the network for the high-performance 10 gigabyte connection of the server and backup systems This ensures optimal backup of the Hinz und Kunz data. High data security and failsafe performance were decisive specifications for Hinz und Kunz AG. Daily data synchronisation between both locations plays a major role in ensuring these. Even if the main location in Sarnen did fail, all data would immediately be available in Lucerne as usual.

»With the new NAS environment, we have found a flexible and scalable solution for our Apple clients. The migration of the existing data was smooth, even though operation continued.«
Cyrill Kuster, Consultancy and Design, Hinz und Kunz AG

The advantages

  • Fast and straightforward integration
  • Professional manufacturer maintenance (24/7 next business day)
  • Flexible expansion for continuous data growth (production and backup)
  • High redundancy/security in the event of hardware or infrastructure failure
  • Low service costs and expenditure for system maintenance/checks
  • Clear, high-performance backup infrastructure, flexible scalability, backup to disk
  • Excellent value for money, great data density at low cost

The following components were incorporated for this project:

Network

SG350X network switches by Cisco with 10 gigabyte LAN connection

Main system

RS3617RPXS NAS system by Synology with SSD cache, full redundancy and flexible scalability

Backup system

DS2419+ NAS system by Synology, full redundancy and flexible scalability

- Backup software by Archiware P5

»Thanks to the redundant backup system, we enjoy optimal protection against data loss and prolonged workflow interruptions.«
Cyrill Kuster, Consultancy and Design, Hinz und Kunz AG

cyrill_03-1920x1440.jpg Cyrill Kuster, Consultancy and Design, Hinz und Kunz AG

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Philippe Lindegger, Head of System Engineering, Co-Owner
Philippe
Lindegger
Head of Systems Engineering, Co-owner, Member of the Executive Board
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