Case Studies

Financial Institution Standardizes Corporate Data Backup Solutions, Protection & Consolidation Strategy

A financial industry leader faced operational efficiency and data management challenges with its disparate legacy backup systems. Many of the systems, installed across multiple US and international sites, resulted from acquisitions. This unwieldy ecosystem requires early and late staff hours to manage data protection, with mounting costs and operational complexity. Backup and restore performance are also problematic.

This was an opportunity to develop a defined plan to standardize corporate data backup solutions, archives and disaster recovery. Comport and Cohesity’s intuitive, next-generation solution is ideal, providing substantial cost reductions and operational efficiencies.

Financial Company Background

The company’s protected workloads include Isilon, SQL, VMware, many databases and storage protocols. Backup infrastructure comprised multiple vendors – IBM TSM, EMC Networker and Avamar, Commvault, HPE DataProtector, Veeam, Actifio, and Backup Exec. Backup storage targets include Isilon, Data Domain and tape.

Each backup silo had separate maintenance contracts and required different technical skill sets. Upgrades would soon be required for the older backup systems. Central management was impossible. It was time for a consolidation strategy. The financial institution’s goals were a global plan for standardization of corporate data backup solutions and archiving, operational and data management efficiency, disaster recovery and cost savings.

Solution: Cohesity Distributed Web Scale Platform

The executive suites of Cohesity, Comport and the financial institution were fully engaged in the solution, from local to world-wide management, Cohesity’s Founder & CEO and the financial institution’s CTO. This alignment provided an optimal customer experience and ensured achievement of their objectives with rich, enterprise ready data management services. Engineers in Cohesity’s R & D group are working with the financial organization’s team to drive roadmaps for future scaling of the platform for additional versatility.

The consolidated web-scale platform includes multiple Cohesity clusters across data center sites. Software includes Cohesity’s flagship DataPlatform and Cohesity Data Protection platforms. These clusters will use cross-site replications for Disaster Recovery.

The Right Outcomes:

The Cohesity – Comport team ensured that the Financial institution has a solid, well-defined enterprise consolidation strategy to meet their current and future needs. Highlights include:

  • A scalable, standardized global solution that modernizes data management, archive, disaster recovery and corporate data backup solutions to, provide data center redundancy and phase out multiple disparate backup systems
  • Significant financial savings from licenses not renewed, upgrades to older systems no longer required and multiple support renewals avoided
  • Additional consolidations and use cases for Continuous Data Protection and SmartFiles will bring future efficiencies, continued scalability and versatility, and more cost savings
  • A strong partnership between Cohesity, Comport and the financial institution is established, who together function with excellence and ensure that all goals are met. Comport is a valued Cohesity Partner that understand both the Cohesity technology and the needs of the customer.

Next Steps to Help Your Organization

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