After extensive market research, WestLotto narrowed its vendor list to just a few potential partners. Within this shortlist, the usability and management of Cohesity was rated as outstanding. Based on an extensive proof-of-concept project initiated and led by Computacenter, working very closely with Cohesity, WestLotto selected Cohesity and its partner Computacenter over a well-established market leader in backup and recovery for virtual environments.
A key criterion for WestLotto’s IT team was to provide its customers and users with the highest level of security, privacy and discretion throughout the game process. Cohesity’s offering ticked every one of the boxes. Furthermore, Dr. Wallow and his team needed to take future growth into account and, in this case, can rely on the scalability of Cohesity’s solution, without unnecessarily increasing costs.
WestLotto also highly valued Cohesity’s test and development capabilities, which help accelerate the development of new products and games. In addition, the IT production department makes use of the Cohesity cloning feature, which allows it to quickly provision complex and interconnected IT systems on demand.
WestLotto deployed four Cohesity C2500 hyperconverged node appliances in each of its data centers, with Cohesity DataProtect backup and recovery software and Cohesity DataPlatform.
The pay-as-you-grow model is perfect for our needs, and offers real competitive value from a management point of view. With Cohesity, our IT team is able to concentrate on applications and availability for our customers, not on backup and restore. Cohesity’s technology and its ease of use convinced us to change providers. We are very happy with our new system and we are looking to expand the number of VMs backed up by Cohesity.
—Dr. Frank Wallow, Department Head, IT Production, WestLotto