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Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH

Design and implementation of a Cisco data center refresh and a Cisco hyperconverged platform.
Who is
Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH?

Diamond Aircraft, founded in 1981 and headquartered in Wiener Neustadt, is one of the world's leading specialists for piston-engined aircraft with a unique, specialized product range. Around 5,500 Diamond aircraft are in operation. Diamond employs around 1,000 people in Europe, China and Canada.

CANCOM Austria emerged from K-Businesscom (formerly Kapsch BusinessCom) at the beginning of 2024. The following case study was written before that and therefore the text was left in the original version.

Business Challenge

Two Cisco-based projects were to be developed and implemented for Diamond Aircraft in order to achieve more efficient utilization of the data centers and higher availability of the IT infrastructure with fewer disadvantages in the event of hardware defects.


Data Center Refresh: Updating the infrastructure for current and future technologies. Previously installed 2nd and 3rd generation Cisco UCS blade servers were replaced by 5th generation Cisco UCS blade servers at the redundant data center locations.
Cisco hyperconverged platform: The basis for the new high-availability platform is Cisco HyperFlex with a software-defined storage cluster across two physical servers. Office systems such as file servers are now available via the HyperFlex platform, and parts of the Cisco Call Manager collaboration environment are also provided via it.


Data Center Refresh:

  • Migration planning
  • Software upgrades of UCS domains without significant downtime
  • Failure test
  • Project realization via KBC Financial Solutions (lease purchase)


  • Planning
  • Commissioning and setup of HyperFlex and Intersight
  • Failure test
  • Cisco UCS 5th Generation Blade Server
  • Cisco HyperFlex
  • Cisco Call Managers
  • Solution through "trusted advisor" with Cisco expertise
  • Reduction of manual effort for system operation
  • Optimization of server utilization through CPU technologies
  • More efficient data center usage
  • High availability of the infrastructure
  • Supports classic virtualization and additional services such as collaboration services

We deal with high technology, so everything has to fit. Our customers all over the world expect top products from us, and they get them. In this context, it is of course also crucial that everything works perfectly at the IT and network level and that we always keep an eye on the latest developments. We have received reliable support from the professionals at KBC for many years now

Florian Dinhobl

Deputy Head of IT at Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH

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