Landwirtschaftsverlag Münster
Case Study

A not completely closed circle in the colors light green and turquoise is interrupted by a gray-colored barley stalk and is placed to the left of the logo of the LVA logo.
The LVA stores the data for the LVA differentiated to either primary storage or secondary storage.

With the help of the PoINT Storage Manager, the specialist agricultural publisher Landwirtschaftsverlag Münster implemented a multi-tier storage architecture which automatically differentiates between active and inactive data and stores it at a performance level matching its actual usage. Since then, the publisher has been able to use its available capacity much more efficiently and save on the investments it had originally planned in additional storage agriculdevices. The implementation partner for this project was ICSmedia GmbH, which has supported the media firm for many years as an IT service provider. In implementing this new storage solution, Landwirtschaftsverlag Münster has also sown the seeds for the future: if its existing storage capacity should ever prove insufficient, the company will store its data at ICSmedia’s data center.

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  • Managing the constant growth in data volumes with existing infrastructure
  • Moving stored data while preserving transparent access

Solution - PoINT Storage Manager

  • Realization of a two-tier HSM architecture based on the PoINT Storage Manager
  • Data automatically transferred from NetApp FAS storage systems to NetApp SATA shelf


  • More efficient use of primary storage by transferring inactive data elsewhere
  • Avoiding further investment in primary storage
  • Options for expansion by using additional storage at ICSmedia data center