About RELAGS GmbH
RELAGS GmbH was founded in 1985 and since then has been active in the field of outdoor, camping and sports as a distributor, manufacturer and service company. The idea of making shopping easier for outdoor shops, travel equipment, expedition equipment, sports and camping shops has remained to this day. The offer, however, adapts annually to the changing needs of our time and – as well as the number of customers – has grown steadily. Today, more than 1,200 European customers are served with more than 4,000 items.
Before eEVOS Plus, RELAGS GmbH used 7 hardware servers, which were kept highly available with DoubleTake.
The goal was to find a new solution that ensures high availability and reduces the total number of servers. The following points were decisive for decision-making:
- High Availability
- Power savings
- Quality of support
The RELAGS GmbH today uses eEVOS Plus. Thanks to eEVOS VM Import Wizard, the virtual machines were imported quickly and easily. A total of 2 eEVOS clusters are used for different applications.
eEVOS Cluster #1
Serves internal applications.
2 servers with 2 10core Xeon E5-2630V4 processors, 512 GB RAM, eight 1 TB Micron SSDs attached to LSI controller with BBU and two Intel X550-T2 Dual 10 GB Ethernet adapters.
This cluster runs 12 virtual machines. 11 running Windows 2012 R2 and one running Windows 10.
The most important are the database server running Oracle 12c, the internal mail server with Tobit David, and two terminal servers through which the scanner PDAs in the warehouse access the database.
The ERP system has been developed especially for RELAGs and is constantly being developed and improved. For this purpose, the corresponding test environment runs on a separate VM. The other VMs run the domain controller, various utilities and automated processes.
eEVOS Cluster #2
Responsible for the website
There are two servers with two 8core Xeon 2620V4 processors, 128 GB RAM, five 1 TB SAS hard drives attached to LSI controller with BBU and two Intel 1 GB Dual Port Ethernet cards.
There are currently 5 virtual machines running from this cluster. Four on Debian Linux and one on Windows 2012R2. These are web servers and mail servers, as well as a database server for the webshop and a replication server for email synchronization with smartphones.
We chose EVOS because we were convinced by the concept and we were able to reduce the number of servers per cluster to two. Overall, the administrative burden has been considerably reduced since the changeover, and the systems are running stable at a very high performance. As a conclusion, we can say that the use of eEVOS is very well positioned in terms of resilience and flexibility, and because of the reduced number of servers needed, it can also save a considerable amount of energy.