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AutoNation Leverages Cohesity Beyond Backup and Recovery for Scale-Out NAS

Industry

Retail

Region

Americas

Use Cases
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Long-Term Retention and Archival
  • Scale-Out NAS
Products
  • DataPlatform
Industry

Retail

Region

Americas

Use Cases
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Long-Term Retention and Archival
  • Scale-Out NAS
Products
  • DataPlatform

50%

reduced overall backup windows

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 hyperconverged 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 scale-out NAS, 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 scale-out NAS across a hybrid environment was key to AutoNation’s data consolidation efforts.

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Result

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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