Zahnärztekasse AG

Facts and figures
  • 2x NetApp FAS8020 (ONTAP 9)
  • 1x NetApp FAS2520 (ONTAP 9)
  • 64 TB SAS, 144 TB SATA und 10 TB SSD Disks
  • Software: Premium Bundle
  • Archiv: NetApp SnapLock

Challenges and goals

The complete storage infrastructure at Zahnärztekasse AG (ZAK) had to be replaced after 5 years. The challenge was that certain services had to be migrated without interruption to the new storage platform. The AGIBA team had worked with the customer to develop several variants of the new storage environment. It was very important that a future disaster recovery solution was included in the data center at the second location.
After several strategic meetings with the team of the ZAK IT Service and the ZAK Oracle database managers, the decision was made for a FAS8020 with two controllers at the Wädenswil headquarters. A FAS2520 was chosen as backup and disaster recovery system. For compliance with the data security required by the parent company, the dentist's office uses the NSE (NetApp Storage Encryption) disks in combination with Gemalto Keysecure. This allows the ZAK to comply with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46 / EC.
After the last data (Archive SnapLock) was migrated from the old 7-Mode system, we successfully completed the project in the middle of November.

Technologies and services


  • Sizing and design of the solution
  • Consulting for the complete storage infrastructure
  • Planning of the Um-Systeme

  • Setup the NetApp environment
  • Migration of VMware data
  • Migration Exchange databases
  • Migration of Oracle data
  • Migration of CIFS and SnapLock
  • Configuration of the backup site in the 2nd data center

  • Clustered Data Ontap 9.0
  • SnapMirror for the DR solution into the MySwissCloud Datacenter
  • SnapVault for backup to MySwissCloud Datacenter
  • SnapManager for Exchange
  • SnapManager for VMware
  • SnapDrive for Windows
  • Protocols: CIFS, NFS and iSCSI
  • SnapLock for the archive data
  • OnCommand Unified Manager
  • OnCommand Performance Manager
  • NSE Disks with Gemalto KeySecure