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CI Investments achieves a higher return on disaster recovery preparedness by standardizing on Commvault® software.


  • Aggressive business growth led to 11-hour backup window
  • Disparate backup software caused administrative challenges
  • Tape-based DR recovery was slow and complex
  • Restores from tape took 15 hours; database refreshes took two days
  • Inefficient use of existing SAN storage
  • Hardware-based deduplication didn’t scale well, which led to concerns about excessive costs and additional management overhead


Commvault software with Backup & Recovery, Deduplication, Archive for Microsoft Exchange and Replication


  • Standardization on Simpana software has decreased the backup window by 40 percent; full backups now take six hours
  • Commvault software’s embedded deduplication is meeting projections to reduce storage requirements by 50 percent, for an estimated savings of $288,000 in media and offsite storage costs over a four-year period
  • Simpana Replication has enabled elimination of daily backup tapes, resulting in a 25 percent savings in tape storage costs, with a projected savings of $433,000 over four years
  • Simpana Archive has allowed moving Exchange data onto secondary storage at a 30 percent savings over tier 1 SAN costs, which is estimated to save $480,000 over four years.
  • In addition to a total estimated savings of more than $1 million, CI Investments has taken advantage of Commvault software’s scalability, flexibility and ease of use to elevate disaster recovery preparedness and enterprise data management.