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Paradise Transforms Multiple Silos of Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Tools into Single Operation with Actifio(April 27, 2011)
Actifio™, the leader in Virtual Data Management (VDM) today announced that Paradise™ has deployed the Actifio virtualized data management solution to transform multiple silos of data protection and disaster recovery tools into a single, simple data management operation. As a result, Paradise has optimized its data protection management and backup processes by over 88 percent while reducing production storage costs by 8x.
For 19 years, Paradise has helped its customers in the foodservice industry and leading restaurant chains capitalize on the latest trends with custom sauces while providing responsive culinary and R&D support to help grow their businesses more cost-effectively. Paradise continually refines its own processes to leverage the latest technological innovations to increase efficiency at its three state-of-the-art facilities in Louisville, Kentucky and California.
Paradise had challenges managing data protection in its mixed IT environment comprised of a physical Microsoft server and virtual VMware environment running Microsoft Exchange for email, BlackBerry for messaging and various other reporting, ERP and production control applications. Software maintenance and license costs grew as more data was protected, and backup data was growing exponentially. Some applications were protected by traditional backup software, which was inefficient and consumed expensive storage quickly because of redundant data copies. Other applications were protected by four different point tools adding additional management challenges and costs.
The complexity of data protection was overwhelming and Paradise needed a solution to efficiently protect its physical and virtualized applications without adding to OPEX. To streamline data protection and disaster recovery for greater efficiency and cost savings, the company implemented Actifio’s virtualized data management solution between its two data centers in Louisville. The Actifio solution was configured to replicate data across multiple sites with a simple, automated policy-based approach to provide seamless data protection and disaster recovery capabilities. Actifio's DMV solution simplifies virtual and physical application backup, disaster recovery and local protection, using existing SAN capacity for additional cost savings.
“With Actifio, I create the application SLA, which describes my local data protection, daily backup, and deduplicated replication policy and the solution takes care of the rest," said Ryan Swain, director of IT at Paradise. “Since installing the Actifio solution, configuration and maintenance of data protection is measured in minutes and restore time went from days to seconds."
Moving to a single Actifio interface to manage all data protection tools has also provided Paradise with many other benefits:
• 90 percent reduction in administrative overhead
• 70 percent reduction in storage capacity by storing Actifio local and remote data protection on existing HP EVA arrays
• 40 percent space saving after the first backup with Actifio efficient global deduplication engine
• 75 percent more efficient business continuity planning
• 89 percent reduced bandwidth needed for replication with Actifio deduplicated replication technology
"Many companies find themselves in the same predicament as Paradise; they are heavy users of technology, and as their infrastructure grows, so do the number of point solutions for protecting specific physical and virtualized assets," said Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio. "With Actifio, the company gained one solution for all its data protection, backup and disaster recovery needs and simplified its operations while drastically reducing the TCO."
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Actifio™, the leader in Virtual Data Management, transforms data protection and disaster recovery into a service for virtual and physical IT environments. Actifio integrates data deduplication, compression, encryption and bandwidth optimization, along with storage virtualization, to transform individual silos of point tools into a unified data lifecycle management solution. The result is radical simplicity, unprecedented agility and up to an order of magnitude lower cost. Please visit www.actifio.com for more information.
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