Customer Story

Ferdinand Bilstein

High performance for mission-critical applications

Computacenter provides Ferdinand Bilstein with a high-availability and high-performance PureStorage cluster for the Oracle database environment.

Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co KG is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of passenger car and commercial vehicle spare parts in the automotive aftermarket. Under the umbrella of the internationally operating Bilstein group, the family-run company unites the brands febi, SWAG and Blue Print brands.




Only one central storage platform was available to meet the requirements of Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co KG. Due to the resulting performance bottlenecks and the age of the existing system, Computacenter was tasked with implementing a dedicated storage system for the spare parts manufacturer's mission-critical Oracle databases.




In close coordination with the customer, Computacenter supported the selection of a scalable SAN storage model and accompanied all subsequent project steps - from sizing the target environment and architecture consulting to procurement and implementing the target concept.




Ferdinand Bilstein now has a high-availability, high-performance storage platform that exclusively serves requests from the company's Oracle databases. Since storage utilisation is more efficient than the manufacturer promises, there are even more reserves available for data growth or other database systems than expected. Reducing operational overhead and simplifying environment upgrades has also significantly lowered costs.


We are pleased with the good cooperation with Computacenter. The solution runs and offers even more reserves for data growth or other database systems than originally assumed.

Andreas Biesenbach - IT Database Specialist Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG

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