TechValidate Research on Dell Software Data Protection

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Case Study: Jenkon

Challenges

  • Their data has grown by 25 to 49% since deploying NetVault.

Use Case

  • Protects > 100 TB of data with NetVault.
  • Replaced the following backup solution with NetVault:
    • Barracuda

Results

  • Reduced the time spent monitoring and managing data protection by 10 to 19 hours per week with NetVault.
  • Ranked their cost savings with NetVault in the following categories:
    • software maintenance: 10 to 24%
    • hardware infrastructure: 10 to 24%
    • consulting / professional services: 50 to 74%
    • bandwidth: 25 to 49%
  • Saved > 10 hours performing backups with NetVault compared to previous solutions.
  • Saved 2 to 5 hours performing restores with NetVault compared to a previous solution.
  • Increased their backup success rate by > 75% with NetVault.
  • Reduced the size of their total backup/archive footprint by 50 to 74% with NetVault.
Source:
Steve Shinsel, IT Director, Jenkon

Case Study: Illinois Signal Communications Inc

Challenges

  • Their data has grown by > 100% since deploying NetVault.

Use Case

  • Replaced the following backup solutions with NetVault:
    • Symantec Backup Exec
    • Hodgepodge of programs and scripts

Results

  • Reduced the time spent monitoring and managing data protection by 5 to 9 hours per week with NetVault.
  • Saved 5 to 10 hours performing backup with NetVault compared to previous solutions.
  • Increased their backup success rate by 25 to 49% with NetVault.
  • Reduced the size of their total backup/archive footprint by > 75% with NetVault.

Testimonials

“[We] used to use many different methods to backup data. NetVault is a great all-in-one solution.”

Source:
Steve Donohue, IT Manager, Illinois Signal Communications Inc.

Case Study: City Of Shoreview

Challenges

  • Their data has grown by 10 to 24% since deploying NetVault.

Use Case

  • Replaced the following backup solutions with NetVault:
    • CA ArcServe

Results

  • Reduced the time spent monitoring and managing data protection by 5 to 9 hours per week with NetVault.
  • Ranked their cost savings with NetVault in the following categories:
    • software maintenance: 25 to 49%
  • Saved 2 to 5 hours performing a restore with NetVault compared to a previous solution.
  • Increased their backup success rate by > 75% with NetVault.
  • Reduced the size of their total backup/archive footprint by 10 to 24% with NetVault.

Testimonials

“[NetVault is] easier to use. Intuitive to configure. Restores are fast and easy. And the bottom line is: How fast can you restore critical data?”

Source:
Richard Crumb, IT Manager, City of Shoreview

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Challenges

  • Their data has grown by 10 to 24% since deploying NetVault.

Use Case

  • Protects 25 to 49 TB of data with NetVault.
  • Replaced the following backup solutions with NetVault:
    • CommVault Simpana

Results

  • Ranked their cost savings with NetVault in the following categories:
    • hardware infrastructure: 10 to 24%
  • Saved 5 to 10 hours performing backup with NetVault compared to previous solutions.
  • Saved 5 to 10 hours performing a restore with NetVault compared to a previous solution.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Costly support and upgrades
    • Poor backup/recovery performance
    • Unreliable recoveries

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
    • NetVault SmartDisk
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends 1 to 2 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 10 to 25 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is very satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in 1 to 3 hours.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Reliability
    • Features & functionality
    • Great value for the price

Testimonials

“NetVault is the core of our backup/recovery solution. It is easy to deploy and has been very dependable when recovering data.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Replaced the following backup solution prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Symantec NetBackup

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault product:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends 2 to 5 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 10 to 25 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in > 1 day.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution

Case Study: ToonBox Entertainment Ltd

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenge prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Unreliable recoveries
  • Replaced the following backup solution prior to deploying NetVault:
    • CommVault Simpana

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault product:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends 2 to 5 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects > 100 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in 1 to 3 hours.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Great value for the price

Testimonials

“[Netvault is] easy to use, less prone to mistakes being made by operators.”

Source:
Greg Whynott, IT Manager, ToonBox Entertainment LTD

Case Study: Small Business Energy & Utilities Company

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenge prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Poor backup/recovery performance
  • Replaced the following backup solution prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Symantec Backup Exec

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends 2 to 5 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects < 5 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is extremely satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in 1 to 3 hours.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Features & functionality
    • Technical support

Testimonials

“NetVault has been very good at providing various levels of backups and has made it easy to recover damaged files.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Energy & Utilities Company

Case Study: US Department Of The Navy

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Costly support and upgrades
    • Poor backup/recovery performance
    • Unreliable recoveries
  • Replaced the following backup solution prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Symantec Backup Exec

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault product:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with a combination of internal and external resources.
  • Spends 2 to 5 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 10 to 25 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in 3 to 10 hours.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Reliability
    • Technical support
    • Great value for the price

Testimonials

“NetVault looked to be a good product for the money. It is fairly user friendly in setting up the install and then setting up jobs and monitoring those jobs. This saves hours in learning a new product.”

Source:
Richard Messall, Network Administrator, US Department of the Navy

Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Forced to use multiple backup solution
    • Poor backup/recovery performance
  • Replaced the following backup solutions prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Symantec Backup Exec

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
    • NetVault SmartDisk
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends 1 to 2 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 10 to 25 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is very satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in < 1 hour.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Reliability
    • Speed of backups & recoveries

Testimonials

“There is standardization across platforms with NetVault.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Addressed the following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Lack of support for new platforms and/or applications
  • Replaced the following backup solution prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Symantec Backup Exec

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault product:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends < 1 hour per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 10 to 25 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is very satisfied with NetVault.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Reliability
    • Great value for the price

Testimonials

“NetVault is stable and predictable.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of an Educational Institution

Case Study: Oregonians Credit Union

Challenges

  • Addressed the following backup and disaster recovery challenges by deploying Dell AppAssure:
    • Long backup windows
    • Slow recoveries/RTO
    • The inability to move to dissimilar hardware
    • The inability to virtualize
    • The inability to replicate
  • Purchased Dell AppAssure to solve for the following challenges:
    • Backups that were taking too long
    • Slow recovery times (RTO)
    • The need for more recovery points (RPO)
    • The need for near-zero data loss
    • The need for compatibility with Linux environment

Use Case

  • Uses Dell AppAssure in the following environment(s):
    • Physical
    • Virtual
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Protects the following applications with Dell AppAssure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Sharepoint

Results

  • Cites the following as the most useful features of Dell Data Protection Solutions.
    • True Global Deduplication™ to reduce storage requirements
    • Near-zero data loss
    • Replication
    • Virtual standby
  • Recovers individual items in 16-30 minutes with Dell AppAssure.

Testimonials

“It has sped up and simplified our backup and recovery process”

Source:
Terry Peckham, IT Manager, Oregonians Credit Union

Industrial Manufacturing Company: 41-60% savings in storage space cost and payback in < 6 months

Challenges

  • Addressed the following backup and disaster recovery challenges by deploying Dell AppAssure:
    • Long backup windows
    • Slow recoveries/RTO
    • Poor recovery points/RPO
    • The inability to replicate
  • Purchased Dell AppAssure to solve for the following challenges:
    • Slow recovery times (RTO)
    • The need for more recovery points (RPO)
    • The need for application-aware backups
    • The difficulty of use of previous solution
    • The need for compatibility with VMware environment

Use Case

  • Uses Dell AppAssure in the following environment(s):
    • Physical
    • Virtual
    • Windows
  • Protects the following applications with Dell AppAssure:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Sharepoint
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • VMware

Results

  • Cites the following as the most useful features of Dell Data Protection Solutions.
    • Live Recovery™ for faster access to Windows applications
    • Recovery Assure™ for certain recoverability of application backups
    • Universal Recovery™ to dissimilar hardware
    • True Global Deduplication™ to reduce storage requirements
    • TrueScale™ architecture for high-speed backups
    • Replication
  • Saved 41-60% in storage space cost with Dell AppAssure’s compression and deduplication.
  • Paid back their investment in Dell AppAssure software in 3-6 months.

Testimonials

“Dell AppAssure has centralized the backup process for all of the mission-critical servers and applications that have the most stringent RTO and RPO requirements in the organization while offering disk-saving features like deduplication. As a bonus, we have a more robust Disaster Recovery solution with the ability to replicate to other AppAssure cores.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Trouble adhering to recovery SLAs
    • Poor backup/recovery performance
    • Unreliable recoveries
  • Replaced the following backup solutions prior to deploying NetVault:
    • CA ArcServe

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
    • NetVault SmartDisk
  • Installed NetVault with a combination of internal and external resources.
  • Spends > 5 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 25 to 50 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is very satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in 3 to 10 hours.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Technical support

Testimonials

“NetVault has enabled our enterprise wide backups to be managed effectively by one person and with relative ease.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Poor backup/recovery performance

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends > 5 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects > 100 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is extremely satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in 3 to 10 hours.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Reliability

Testimonials

“NetVault is critical in our daily backups.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Global 500 Computer Software Company

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Forced to use multiple backup solutions
  • Replaced the following backup solutions prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Symantec Backup Exec
    • Symantec NetBackup
    • CA ArcServe
    • CommVault Simpana
    • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
    • EMC Networker
    • HP Data Protector
    • Oracle Secure Backup

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends < 1 hour per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 10 to 25 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is extremely satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in < 1 hour.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Features & functionality

Testimonials

“NetVault has allowed seamless backup automation. "

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Global 500 Computer Software Company

Case Study: Wolverhampton City Council

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Poor backup/recovery performance
    • Lack of support for new platforms and/or applications
  • Replaced the following backup solutions prior to deploying NetVault:
    • EMC Networker

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with a combination of internal and external resources.
  • Spends > 5 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects > 100 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in 3 to 10 hours.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Features & functionality
    • Great value for the price

Testimonials

“[NetVault offers] reliable, cost effective backup and recovery.”

Source:
Pete Davies, Storage Administrator, Wolverhampton City Council

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Lack of support for new platforms and/or applications
  • Replaced the following backup solutions prior to deploying NetVault:
    • EMC Networker

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
    • NetVault SmartDisk
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends < 1 hour per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 5 to 10 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in 3 to 10 hours.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Reliability
    • Features & functionality
    • Great value for the price

Testimonials

“Netvault has been a cost effective solution. I really use NetVault based on cost. NetVault SmartDisk was a very good and timely addition to NetVault, I would not be using NetVault without deduplication.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution

Case Study: CGI Group Keeps Its Teradata Database Protected with NetVault Backup

Challenges

  • Addressed following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Trouble adhering to recovery SLAs
    • Forced to use multiple backup solutions
    • Poor backup/recovery performance
    • Unreliable recoveries
  • Replaced the following backup solutions prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Teradata ARCMAIN

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with external resources (consultant, partner etc.).
  • Spends 1 to 2 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 25 to 50 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in less than a day.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Reliability
    • Speed of backups & recoveries

Testimonials

“We were able to replace costly, slow mainframe-based Teradata backups with a speedy and reliable Windows-based solution.”

Source:
Stephen Lunn, IT Professional, CGI Group Inc.

Case Study: 567 VFX Simplifies Recovery with NetVault Backup

Challenges

  • Addressed the following challenges prior to deploying NetVault:
    • Forced to use multiple backup solutions
    • Experienced poor backup/recovery performance
    • Unreliable recoveries

Use Case

  • Uses the following NetVault products:
    • NetVault Backup
  • Installed NetVault with internal resources.
  • Spends 1 to 2 hours per week monitoring and managing NetVault.
  • Currently protects 5 to 10 TBs of data.

Results

  • Is satisfied with NetVault.
  • Installed the software and configured their first backup in 1 to 3 hours.
  • Would recommend NetVault to other organizations for the following reasons:
    • Ease of use
    • Speed of backups & recoveries

Testimonials

“(NetVault Backup) makes data recovery fairly simple.”

Source:
Andrew Painter, IT Professional, 567 VFX

LiteSpeed for SQL Server Case Study: Federal Government

Challenges

  • Experienced < 5 SQL Server database outages in the past year.
  • Longest SQL Server outage was < 4 hours.
  • Primary business drivers for purchasing LiteSpeed:
    • Excessive SQL Server backup times
    • Excessive backup storage costs

Use Case

  • Has the following applications on their SQL Server databases:
    • Data warehousing
    • Business intelligence
    • Internally developed
    • Other 3rd party
  • Average SQL Server Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is 4-8 hours.
  • Required the following SQL Server recoveries:
    • Recovery of a SQL Server database from an offsite backup location

Results

  • Achieved 81% – 90% compression and backup storage savings with LiteSpeed for SQL Server.
  • Received the following benefits by using Quest LiteSpeed for SQL Server:
    • Significantly lower backup storage requirements
    • Significantly faster backup and recovery times

Testimonials

“LiteSpeed has enabled us to backup, copy and restore databases in the terabyte range relatively quickly and easily. The most significant improvement was being able to copy the backup files in less than 2 hrs versus 12+ hrs because of the incredible compression ratio from Litespeed. This has allowed us to meet our contingency requirements successfully with minimal change to our normal backup/copy/restore process.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Federal Government

Case Study: Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Challenges

  • Experienced < 5 SQL Server database outages in the past year.
  • Longest SQL Server outage was 12 – 24 hours.
  • Primary business drivers for purchasing LiteSpeed:
    • Excessive backup storage costs
    • Object level recovery requirements – need to recreate and restore data for tables, indexes, or stored procedures
    • Enhancement of TSM SQL Server backup and recovery operations

Use Case

  • Has the following applications on their SQL Server databases:
    • CRM
    • Data warehousing
    • Business intelligence
    • Internally developed
    • Other 3rd party
  • Average SQL Server Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is 2-4 hours.
  • Requires the following SQL Server recoveries:
    • Individual object recreations – such as tables, indexes or stored procedures
    • Individual table data restores
    • Undoing damage caused by incorrect update or delete SQL statements
    • Recovery of a SQL Server database from an offsite backup location

Results

  • Achieved 81% – 90% compression and backup storage savings with LiteSpeed for SQL Server.
  • Received the following benefits by using Quest LiteSpeed for SQL Server:
    • Significantly lower backup storage requirements
    • Significantly faster backup and recovery times
    • Ability to restore data corrupted by a bad program or incorrect SQL statement
    • Ability to restore individual SQL Server objects and their data – such as Tables, Indexes, or Stored Procedures
    • Improved TSM SQL Server backup and recovery operations by integrating with LiteSpeed for SQL Server

Testimonials

“Data compression on backups saves us hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Being able to restore a single corrupted table without having to load the whole database is an enormous advantage to LiteSpeed. We use LiteSpeed as a company standard.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Health Care Company


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