"Our goal was to build a highly efficient and agile IT infrastructure that quickly adapts to evolving business requirements. By leveraging Cohesity’s software-defined platform for data management, we substantially enhanced our operational capabilities at AutoNation, improved reliability, and lowered our TCO. Beyond data protection, we are extending the Cohesity solution for file and object, and long-term retention in AWS. A key benefit with a flexible and scalable platform like Cohesity was the ability to expand use cases across our environment beyond data protection meet our evolving business requirements."
Adam Rasner, Vice President Technology Operations, AutoNation
At a Glance
Cohesity’s ability to support backup and recovery, and other use cases like file and object services across a hybrid environment was key to AutoNation’s data consolidation efforts.
Due to the company’s legacy data protection environment, the IT team at AutoNation was experiencing a host of issues, including up to 6,000 backup failures per month requiring a dedicated employee with more than 70 percent time to address constant challenges.
AutoNation evaluated multiple solutions, including Cohesity, Rubrik, and Veritas. It was key and critical to implement Cohesity in order to move data from on-premises to multi-cloud and back to on-prem. With more and more next-generation apps now developed in the cloud, AutoNation will rely more heavily on cloud storage, including AWS.
By deploying Cohesity, AutoNation not only reduced complexity and built a highly-efficient backup and recovery environment, but also lowered its TCO. With Cohesity, AutoNation saved 60 percent per terabyte compared to traditional SAN, and has reduced its yearly maintenance costs by 50 percent.
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