Slashes storage requirements and TCO by 50 percent
Previously, 2degrees used Commvault® software with scale-up hardware to protect its
critical customer information, such as mobile billing and usage data. However, it was
time consuming and complex to manage the data with the aging hardware and increasingly
difficult to scale to meet the business’ needs. The legacy storage system no longer had
the capacity to meet 2degrees’ requirements and needed to be replaced to cope with the
volume of data.
2degrees was considering adding more standalone storage until a Commvault technology
consultant recommended Commvault HyperScale Software to reduce IT complexity. With
2degrees’ media agents coming to the end of their life cycle, the telecommunications
provider decided to deploy Commvault HyperScale Software.
Lisa Arthur, Infrastructure Manager, 2degrees, said the most surprising benefit of all
was the reduction in storage required. “A big focus for us was storage—we were running
out. We effectively cut our storage requirements in half with the efficiencies gained
through the use of Commvault HyperScale Software,” commented Ms. Arthur. “Another
compelling benefit was the 50 percent reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) over five
years with the HyperScale solution compared to the traditional Commvault architecture.”
Holistic solution lowers administration overheads
While already using Commvault’s data protection solutions, 2degrees recognized the need
for a more holistic approach to its data management strategy. By adopting Commvault
HyperScale Software with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) high-density Apollo
storage, 2degrees has lowered administration overheads and optimized the existing
hardware to reduce costs.
“We had the flexibility to pair Commvault’s software with the infrastructure of our
choice, hence minimizing our IT administrator’s maintenance workload,” said Ms. Arthur.
“For instance, instead of patching the operating system and application on seven
servers, we only have to patch Commvault on six devices. This has halved the time spent
on patching alone.”
2degress has also benefited from Commvault Command Center, a centralized, easy-to-use
management and reporting dashboard, and the support team for troubleshooting.