In order to modernize the entire infrastructure, Carthago decided to replace servers, storage, and backup to virtual solutions in one step. For server virtualization, Carthago used the hyperconverged infrastructure from Nutanix, and chose Cohesity for highly scalable backup and recovery. These innovative solutions were proposed after a market analysis by the IT consultant PLS AG. The long-standing IT service provider Bechtle AG was tasked to deploy the solution in cooperation with Cohesity.
Key reasons for choosing Cohesity were its ease of use, a unified management console, and the high speed of the solution. Cohesity will also be implemented to serve as a central, strategic data platform thanks to its numerous interfaces. Carthago was particularly impressed by the feature that Cohesity can automatically implement and comply with SLAs as determined by the IT team and set up in the solution.
In the past, the data volume for backups was between 50 and 60TB. Thanks to Cohesity’s global compression and deduplication capabilities, it was reduced by half to approximately 30TB. In addition, the mobile home manufacturer is equipped for the future with a modern, flexible, and scalable backup and recovery solution. Cohesity will also enable long-term archiving in the cloud, efficient secondary data retention, and support for cloud-based applications such as Microsoft Office 365, email or unified communications systems.
With Cohesity, we’re well-poised to meet future demands. The solution is quick to implement, modular, scalable, and has significantly increased our efficiency. In addition, we can flexibly generate test DevOps environments from the backup system. In this way, existing systems can be further developed and optimized.”
– Patrick Hämmerle, Project Manager, Carthago