StorReduce and Datacom

StorReduce Case Study

Datacom, StorReduce and Amazon Cloud enable a major Australian insurer to cost effectively and securely store backups to cloud.

Datacom’s client’s backups were being made by Veritas NetBackup. StorReduce is contained in the NetBackup Cloud Console and therefore it enabled a mere configuration change to point the company’s backups away from legacy tape storage to the Amazon Cloud storage.

StorReduce and Amazon Cloud were selected as the storage medium for this company’s long term and secondary backups.

This client has been in production with StorReduce and Amazon Cloud since December 2016 at Petabyte-scale.

Instead of the cost of repurchasing tape hardware and manual daily tape rotations, the entire process is fully automated and fail-safe: Veritas NetBackup takes the backup, StorReduce deduplicates the backups on-premises inline and transfers them securely with up to 30X reduction in bandwidth and reduction in backup window time, to store up to 30X smaller in the Amazon Cloud.

All recoveries are near instantaneous and available in the Amazon Cloud or the Datacom can do recovery back to on-premises. Apart from a large cost saving and removing a manual process, the client now has the peace of mind that the backups are stored on the highly secure, redundant Amazon Cloud with no single point of data loss, unlike legacy tape storage.