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New IT Infrastructure for Wibu-Systems

The new Wibu-Systems Campus in Karlsruhe was built to make working easier and more enjoyable – and that also goes for the all-new network infrastructure. The internal IT team has made Wibu-Systems fit for the challenges ahead.

The move into our purpose-built head offices has brought not only a new work environment for the people of Wibu-Systems, but also realized a complete updating of the company’s internal network infrastructure. The internal virtualization platform has been redesigned from the ground up, a change driven by the pursuit of greater availability, better load balancing, and the ability to recover faster and more reliably from failures or other incidents.

With the support of the service team of Leitwerk, our internal servers have a new, faster cluster with DELL hardware, datacore memory management, and VMware vSphere, which meets current standards and keeps the system scalable and fit for the future. As an added bonus, a Veeam backup solution was built right into the new setup.

The traditional 3-level approach was chosen specifically because of its tried-and-true reliability and the independence from individual hardware brands it offers. While the current hardware comes exclusively from DELL, it is not the only solution: When the system is expanded or updated later on, the technology can come from other makers, with a flexible choice of component providers.

All pieces of the system are linked by fast fiber connections. Virtual machines can be moved around at a moment’s notice, and the system rapidly backed up or recovered. This means that critical machines can be backed up more frequently, keeping the backups as fresh as possible should a recovery be needed.

The chosen setup has put Wibu-Systems in a perfect place for smooth and secure operations in the coming years.

 

KEYnote 44 – Edition Fall/Winter 2022