Intelligent Data Centres Issue 32 - Page 36

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it might be unable to fulfil a request to restore key files .
The leaders ’ primary concern was to rectify the situation with a focus on both recovery of individual files and the restore of systems more broadly . In addition , they were engaged in a whole-system re-evaluation which involved examining primary data storage , with a longer-term goal of moving on-premises storage to the cloud .
A gap analysis set alongside strategic and forward-looking ambitions led to the following priorities : achieve a smaller footprint in primary and Disaster Recovery data centres ; move to a more modern data protection platform ; reduce operational costs around support and backup / restore ; and improve the ability to recover both individual files and complete file systems .
Solution
Cohesity was initially engaged to install a data management solution capable of completing full backups with Cohesity DataProtect . The solution was deployed at two sites , each of which was provisioned with a Cohesity cluster . In each case , these were used for backup and recovery and also for running Microsoft SQL , Oracle , Dell Compellent NAS and VMware workloads .
With this solution in place , a complete NAS backup was always possible . Thus , Mason and Fox had confidence they could restore any file requested . The Cohesity solution replaced the legacy , manual mechanisms used for protecting Oracle data with industry standards . This eased the backup process and assured Mason and Fox they could flex and scale the solution as needed in the future .
Mason and Fox decided to engage Cohesity for a second use case to implement a short-term file share with Cohesity SmartFiles as part of the data centre refresh project . SCC needed a solution in the transition to protect both Nutanix AHV and VMware hypervisors . The refresh also included an all-flash architecture to store data , which was the first such implementation in the EMEA region . The all-flash architecture is faster
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