COMMVAULT PLATFORM: SECURE, FAST AND HIGHLY SCALABLE
On the recommendation of their long-standing consulting partner, the IT system house Anders & Rodewyk based in Hannover, Expert's IT team decided to implement the data management platform from Commvault, which was done quickly and smoothly. "What was crucial for our decision was that Commvault offers a secure, fast, efficient, highly scalable and simple-to-administer platform with a standardised user interface. Added to that, the solution can be excellently combined with the NetApp storage systems," Rebock confirmed.
The Commvault platform administers the core components of the IT landscape, namely the more than 200 virtual machines, the SQL databases as well as the NAS data stored within the NetApp metro cluster. Snapshots can be taken and redundant data sets deduplicated quickly and easily. Best of all, the processes involved in backup and recovery are optimized. Full backup has been replaced by a replication backup, whereby the backup time is reduced from 30 hours to just a few hours, in some instances even minutes, because only amended data need to be transferred. With the Commvault Data Platform, the backup and recovery processes are so simple and self-explanatory that the administrators do not require any in-depth knowledge of the overall infrastructure whatsoever, and Rebock, as head of department, was able to dispense with time-consuming training of his employees – also thanks to the close cooperation with Commvault's partner Anders & Rodewyk. He sees his expectations as having been fully met: "We use data backup like others use their Office applications ‐ so it needs to be simple and self-explanatory. If there are any problems, support will solve them quickly and reliably. We can simply trust the Commvault Data Platform."
FOCUS ON STRATEGIC TASKS
This frees up the employees in the IT department. They can now concentrate on important strategic tasks like the development and integration of new applications and therefore also contribute to greater productivity in the specialist departments. "Thanks to Commvault, we were able to simplify and automate our data management processes in such a way that they practically run alongside. As a result, we have created a flexible IT environment, with which the internal IT group can overcome future challenges and continue to grow," concludes Rebock.