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Hansen Transmissions International NV is an industry leading, globally established designer, manufacturer and supplier of reliable, tailor-made gearboxes for wind turbines. Customers incorporate the company’s highly efficient and reliable gearboxes into multimegawatt wind turbines, deployed across the globe in high-profile onshore and offshore wind farm projects.
Hansen Transmissions has a manufacturing presence in Belgium, India, and China, as well as worldwide sales and service operations. It nurtures strong research and development operations and partnerships to maintain its technological leadership.
Hansen Transmissions wanted to replace its existing and out-of-date storage infrastructure with a solution that could deliver high performance access, modular scalability and more efficient management. This was needed since the company faces a steady growth in large data files, such as research and development designs for gearboxes in wind turbines, which need to be easy to store and fast to retrieve by the company’s engineers and developers.
The complete implementation of both Sun ZFS Storage appliances was done in a short period of time, after an extensive pilot project that proved the performance gain.
Axio systems helped Hansen Transmissions with every step of the project, starting from the proof of concept, through the pilot project and the actual implementation and migration of the existing data. Axio is also responsible for maintenance and fine-tuning of the new storage solution.