RELAGS virtualizes with eEVOS Plus


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.

The challenge

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
  • Price
  • Quality of support
  • The Solution

    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.

    This cluster runs 12 Windows Server based virtual machines.
    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 currently 5 virtual machines running from this cluster. 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.