PT Bukaka Teknik Utama, Tbk
“Deploying virtualized applications and IT services is incredibly easy with SimpliVity. We can allocate compute and storage resources and configure data protection policies in seconds. And the product’s amazing data efficiencies let us backup and restore critical application data almost instantaneously.”
– Tri Teguh Iman Yulianto, IT Engineer, PT Bukaka Teknik Utama, Tbk
Bukaka, a leading Indonesian construction and manufacturing concern, replaced its aging multi-vendor IT environment with SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure. The SimpliVity solution helps to reduce the total cost of ownership, accelerate IT service agility, and ensure high performance and availability for the company’s business-critical applications and data. The company supplanted an entire rack of legacy equipment with just two 2U SimpliVity OmniCube nodes.
Business Challenge: Data Center Modernization and Consolidation
Bukaka’s fragmented IT environment was becoming increasingly risky and costly to operate and scale. The company relied on a mix of capacity constrained equipment including legacy HP and IBM servers, NAS and Veeam data protection solutions.
Administering the disjointed multi-vendor environment was a manually intensive, time consuming proposition involving a number of distinct management systems. Introducing new applications—allocating compute and storage resources, defining backup policies—could take days using the company’s legacy solutions. Worse still, equipment failures or administrative mishaps had the potential to impair critical IT services and disrupt business; restoring applications could take almost one hour using the legacy data protection solutions.
Tri Teguh Iman Yulianto, Director of IT for Bukaka, sought to improve the agility, reliability and economics of the company’s IT systems. After evaluating potential solutions from IBM and other vendors, Yulianto selected the SimpliVity OmniCube hyperconverged infrastructure for the company’s next-generation data center architecture.
SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure solution is specifically designed to meet the increased performance, scalability, and agility today’s data intensive, highly virtualized IT environments demand. The solution eliminates cost and complexity by consolidating a variety of IT functions—including compute, storage, network switching, replication, and backup—onto virtualized, industry-standard x86 hardware, with global unified management. SimpliVity delivers the best of both worlds: x86 cloud economics combined with enterprise capabilities, including VM-mobility, data efficiency, performance, and global unified management.
Bukaka replaced an entire rack of legacy equipment with two 2U SimpliVity OmniCube CN-2200 nodes. Based on the initial success of the project, the company plans to deploy an additional SimpliVity node in a remote data center to enable disaster recovery.
By consolidating infrastructure and simplifying administration, the SimpliVity solution helps Bukaka reduce capital equipment expenditures and contain ongoing operational expenses. The savings include licensing and support fees, power, cooling, and rack space expenses, and system administrator costs. All facets of the SimpliVity solution are managed in a uniform manner with the familiar VMware vCenter vSphere console.
SimpliVity’s VM-centric administration and global unified management capabilities dramatically streamline operations and accelerate IT service agility. With SimpliVity, VMs can be cloned, moved, or restored with just two or three mouse clicks. Bukaka system admins can roll out new applications in hours as opposed to the weeks it took with the previous solutions. Better still, IT staff spend less time administering underlying infrastructure and more time on core business activities.
The SimpliVity solution performs hardware-assisted inline deduplication, compression, and optimization on all data at inception, once and forever, globally, across all tiers. By driving efficiencies at point-of-origin and by offloading processor-intensive data handling functions onto special purpose hardware, the solution optimizes the use of storage resources, minimizes I/O and network traffic, and accelerates data protection and application performance. The product has helped Bukaka minimize data storage costs, delivering a data efficiency ratio of 10.5:1. The SimpliVity solution has also improved application performance by 100 percent. And with SimpliVity, Bukaka can recover application data in seconds, compared to hours or days with the previous data protection solutions.
“SimpliVity is our recovery option of choice,” said Tri Teguh. “We can restore any data set in just seconds, ensuring our business-critical applications are always up and running.”
Key Benefits include:
- Lower TCO; entire equipment rack consolidated into two 2U units
- Lower storage costs; 10.5:1 data efficiency
- Improved application performance by 100%
- Rapid data protection; backups/restores completed in seconds compared to almost 1 hour
- Improved service agility; new applications deployed in hours instead of days
- Simplified operations; minimizes staffing requirements, frees up resources for business innovation