StarWind Success Story: Innotech Windows + Doors reduces IT costs by 80%



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    Innotech Windows + Doors, a Canadian company manufacturing European-style windows and doors, used to run its production on individual Microsoft Hyper-V servers. Such an IT infrastructure did not allow any load balancing and automatic failover if one of the production servers went down. Also, standalone servers could not provide the required level of data redundancy. The traditional SAN could fix the issues, but couldn’t fit the bill, so this is where StarWind appeared.

    Find out how Innotech Windows + Doors fixed their virtualization uptime & data redundancy issues with StarWind.



  • So where is the savings coming from?



  • Well there isn't really much to that article and the PDF goes to the same thing as the HTML website. It's just repeating.

    @Dashrender just taking a stab in the dark, I'm guessing the cost of a SAN would've been more expensive than StarWind HCA, and thus had immediate savings.

    But that's just a guess since there is literally nothing in this success story to say what was done.



  • @DustinB3403 said in StarWind Success Story: Innotech Windows + Doors reduces IT costs by 80%:

    Well there isn't really much to that article and the PDF goes to the same thing as the HTML website. It's just repeating.

    @Dashrender just taking a stab in the dark, I'm guessing the cost of a SAN would've been more expensive than StarWind HCA, and thus had immediate savings.

    But that's just a guess since there is literally nothing in this success story to say what was done.

    OK - assuming that's true - as stated elsewhere that's not a cost savings, it's a cost never spent. Definitely not the same thing.

    My new printers provide me a cost savings - old printers costs me $1000/m, new printers cost me $500/m = $500/m in savings.



  • This kind of savings should always be stated as "in comparison to." So like solution X is a 50% savings versus solution Y. Because there is always a free option, which often involves doing nothing. "Savings" is a weird concept in general. Sounds good in a commercial, but rarely means anything.



  • @scottalanmiller said in StarWind Success Story: Innotech Windows + Doors reduces IT costs by 80%:

    This kind of savings should always be stated as "in comparison to." So like solution X is a 50% savings versus solution Y. Because there is always a free option, which often involves doing nothing. "Savings" is a weird concept in general. Sounds good in a commercial, but rarely means anything.

    That marketing is so ingrained in people anymore.


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