St. Augustinus Hospital
Case Study

St. Augustinus Hospital (St. Augustinus-Kliniken) near Düsseldorf implemented a Tiered Storage Architecture using PoINT Storage Manager Software. The company is now able to use the Primary Storage more efficiently by migrating inactive data to an Archive Tier. All data are permanently accessible using the NetApp ONTAP operating system. Now St. Augustinus Hospital saves costs and time, especially by the reduced backup data volume of Primary Storage.

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Case Study: St. Augustinus-Kliniken

"We have evaluated the products from different manufacturers and decided on the software solution from PoINT Software & Systems, because it offers a comprehensive approach which fulfills all requirements and is recommended by NetApp."

- Christoph Sulik, System Integration Manager, St. Augustinus Hospital

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  • Migration of inactive files from a NetApp MetroCLuster to a NetApp FAS SATA RAID based system
  • Integration of the existing Quantum LTO Library to archive and replicate PACS Data

Solution - PoINT Storage Manager

  • PoINT Storage Manager was used to implement a 3-tiered storage concept
  • Automatic, rule-based migration and archiving of inactive files to secondary storage (NetApp FAS and Quantum LTO Library)
  • Replication of archived files to LTO media
  • Files needed regularly are automatically migrated back from the NetApp FAS system to the NetApp MetroCluster system
  • The “Pass Through” functionality in PoINT Storage Manager prevents inactive files inadvertently being restored to the MetroCluster


  • Efficient use of primary storage by migrating inactive data to the lower cost storage tier
  • Transparent access of archived data through the NetApp ONTAP file system
  • Cost and time savings through reduced data volume and backup time of the primary storage
  • Meet compliance requirements through the archives write once file structure
  • Virtualization of storage hardware through PoINT VFS