Nordic Publisher Deploys Cohesity, Reduces OpEx and Gains Efficiency

By Team Cohesity • March 6, 2019

With 2,500 employees spread across the Nordics, Aller Media had become focused on digital transformation across its infrastructure, and wanted to move a majority of its workloads to the cloud. The Copenhagen, Denmark-based magazine publisher had just consolidated IT resources into a single data center, but from a disaster recovery standpoint needed to ensure, in the event of a system failure or data loss, it could still get magazines out to print.

Aller Media had a fragmented backup and recovery system that was taking its toll on the IT team. The company looked for a solution partner it could trust to:

  • Integrate with the cloud for long-term data archive.
  • Deploy an easy-to-manage solution to eliminate admin burden.
  • Tackle issues of mass data fragmentation with a single, simple platform.
  • Consolidate management to a centralized data center, for both on-prem and cloud.

As far as Aller Media was concerned, secure and reliable backups are like having an insurance policy for the data center. The company knew it needed to urgently identify a modern solution, and the solution needed to bring value to its business. After seeing a demo at a partner event, Aller Media deployed Cohesity and is now seeing these benefits:

  • Single pane of glass to manage backup and recovery for all sites.
  • No need to hire additional staff to manage old backup systems.
  • Measured efficiency gains at 13% across the company with lower OpEx.
  • Ability to scale up or down, and leverage Cohesity for disaster recovery and long-term retention in the cloud.

“The advantage of the Cohesity solution was that we could scale it up or down as needed, and the low OpEx costs were also very attractive. Not only did we not need to hire new staff to manage the old backup systems, it meant that our efficiency gains were the equivalent of 13%.”

– Daniel Kristensen, Operations Manager

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