All our customers have their own story that inspired them to switch to SimpliVity. Maybe they were initially focused on VDI, or on updating legacy hardware, but many have found one big secondary benefit in common: greatly improved data protection. In the Taneja Group’s new field report, they talked to five customers who modernized their data protection strategies after they implemented SimpliVity technology.
These customers vary in size, industry, and IT resources. Dairylea Cooperative, which counts 2,000 member farms in its milk-marketing cooperative, chose SimpliVity to reduce out-of-control backup windows. Dairylea’s backup management time dropped down to five hours a week from 20-30 hours before, and SQL and Oracle admins can now do their own backups.
Francis Drilling Fluids, another SimpliVity customer that Taneja Group interviewed, brought SimpliVity OmniCubes to a main data center and a disaster recovery site. The drilling fluids and shipping firm no longer needed two separate backup products after adopting SimpliVity. And Francis Drilling started protecting that disaster recovery site.
Not All Hyperconverged Infrastructure Is Created Equal
The Taneja Group researches varied technology, but their strong storage history brings a great perspective to the hyperconverged discussion. They point out in this new report that most hyperconverged solutions on the market only address the primary storage environment. So users reduce the infrastructure footprint, get VM-centric management and better scalability. But there are other, secondary uses that make a big daily impact on a business’s IT systems.
Beyond primary storage are secondary storage concerns, which aren’t addressed with other hyperconverged infrastructure products. Secondary storage refers to the many other ways data is used, like for backups, disaster recovery, and more. That’s where SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solutions come in, with built-in data protection. It’s not an added feature or afterthought.
The Taneja Group report also points out that the hyperconvergence market is growing quickly. As the market matures, it’s time to look at specific features that distinguish hyperconverged platforms. SimpliVity’s data protection features are unique. The OmniStack architecture behind SimpliVity’s products means that data protection is a core capability of the platform. The data management layer of OmniStack does all the work in decoupling VMs from the underlying hardware, which sets an excellent foundation for backing up VMs locally and remotely. And SimpliVity’s Accelerator Card deduplicates, optimizes, and compresses all data, at inception, which means faster backup and recovery times as part of your data protection plan.
Get all the details on how SimpliVity customers gained data protection, started doing better, faster backups, and improved disaster recovery by reading the Taneja Group report.