Satisfying Storage Growth and Data Protection Needs with Catalogic DPX™ and NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP
March 31, 2014
By Patricia Friar
A foodservice industry company was facing the challenge, just as many growing companies do, of having to continually expand its IT infrastructure to meet data growth requirements. Starting with 100 TB of primary capacity supporting critical applications such as SQL databases, email, financials, and payroll applications, the company recently added 120 TB of new primary storage and 220 TB specifically for data protection. The company had already made a significant commitment to NetApp for its storage needs and most recently purchased a NetApp Cluster Data ONTAP (cDOT) primary storage system and a secondary ONTAP system for data protection.
The foodservice company’s previous data protection solution was local, tape-based over a 1Gb network, and involved a lot of trial, error, and time to create complete accurate backups. Some restores took days, depending on the amount of data and type of applications.
Catalogic DPX™ enabled better data protection and sped the migration to NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP. With Catalogic DPX, they now have the ability to centrally manage their data protection process and perform restores in less than an hour.