Success Stories

EMC ENTERPRISE STORAGE AND BACKUP SOLUTION


CUSTOMER PROFILE:

A $ 44.3 billion Indian MNC and a premium global conglomerate in the league of Fortune 500 with presence in 35 countries anchored by more than 1.2L employees across sectors including metals, textiles, carbon black, telecom, cement and financial services.

CUSTOMER BACKGROUND
  • Ageing infrastructure including 6 P2000 and one Legacy Hitachi storage for their server farm with more than 120 physical hosts
  • Backup infrastructure included HPE EML library and 2 MSL 4048 (scheduled at night)
EMC SOLUTION IDENTIFIED
  • Unique Enterprise storage Solutions with Recovery Point by EMC which supports other OEM storage for replication
  • ViPR Controller is a software-defined storage offering
  • ISLON storage suitable for Exchange archival
  • Networker for Granular and fast backup with the help of D2D (Data Domain ) Backup
BUSINESS ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
  • Unplanned downtime due to storage capabilities
  • It created different SILOS which were very difficult to monitor, manage and maintain
  • Data Transfer from one storage to another was cumbersome
  • Storage was almost at EOLS, hence upgrades not possible
  • Special requirement of Mail Exchange Archival Solution
  • Significant number of backup failures due to high resource utilization on storages
  • Backup processes were time consuming
SOLUTION COMPONENT
  • EMC VNX7600 110TB at DC and VNX5600 80 TB at DR which replicate through recovery point
  • Networker 80 TB Lic for Granular and fast backup with DD6800 90 TB
  • ViPR software to virtualize and manage their old storage
  • ISLON 40TB storage dedicated for Exchange Archival Solution
KEY OUTCOME
  • All Small storage migrated to one enterprise storage with best‒in‒class performance and features like Thin provisioning, Auto tearing among the SSD, SAS and NLSAS drives based on performance, All production VMs reside on single and robust storage ensuring easy VM movement and maintenance.
  • Recover Point allows customer to replicate their EMC storage to their HPE 3PAR at DR side with optimal WAN utilization
  • ViPR controller allows customer to manage their infrastructure with one console and use their old storage as SDS (Software defined Storage )
  • Isilon storage communicates directly with Exchange writer Servers thus improving performance of Exchange; Archive data is easily available
  • Networker with Data Domain has improved backup window by providing Disk to Disk Backup during the day.
  • Data is moved from DD to Tape. It also helps in quicker restoration as per policy