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Pilot Thomas Logistics Reclaims 780 IT Hours Per Year by Moving File and Object, Backup and Cloud Archiving to Cohesity

Industry

Other

Region

Americas

Use Cases
  • Backup and Recovery
  • File Services
  • Long-term Retention and Archival
Products
  • DataProtect
  • Helios
  • Marketplace
  • SmartFiles
Industry

Other

Region

Americas

Use Cases
  • Backup and Recovery
  • File Services
  • Long-term Retention and Archival
Products
  • DataProtect
  • Helios
  • Marketplace
  • SmartFiles

780

hours of productivity regained

We had a timeline of three years to modernize file services, backup and cloud archiving, and we completed them all within a year with Cohesity. Our total cost of ownership is less than zero for Cohesity—in employee time as well as space and tape archiving cuts. I've been nothing but happy with Cohesity.

Michael Hankins, IT Infrastructure Manager, Pilot Thomas Logistics

At a Glance

Since deploying Cohesity for file shares, backup and cloud archiving, Pilot staff has regained nearly 800 hours of lost productivity and saved over $70,000 while achieving rapid ROI.

Challenge

Pilot’s aging NAS product was quickly and dramatically failing. It was full—housing 230+ shares—and initially Pilot had a dedicated IT specialist to manage the solution. Yet as IT reorganized into more general positions, system complexity and constant alerts were overwhelming staff, creating a liability for the energy company.

Solution

Pilot added cloud archiving for backups less than a year after adopting Cohesity for modern file and object services. Now Pilot stores primary application data in Pure and periodically archives from Cohesity to Google Cloud Platform, enabling IT to eliminate offsite tape storage while enjoying scalable, cheaper and more efficient management.

Result

Pilot has experienced rapid ROI since consolidating its data management with Cohesity—the initial platform paying for itself in roughly six to nine months and cloud archiving in just three months. With Cohesity SmartFiles, one IT team has reclaimed up to 10 hours per week—no longer troubleshooting, supporting tickets and traveling to the data center to replace failed NAS drives.

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