Eliminate Cost Overruns

Automation, analytics, and modernization are key to saving money

POOR INVESTMENT CHOICES can be costly, counter-productive, and very difficult to undo. IT’s real business value comes from reducing total costs through automation, enabling better decisions through analytics, and protecting new business models through modernization.

In the world of backup and data protection some of the top objectives companies are striving to achieve include:

Maximize

Maximizing available software features

Terminate

Terminating growth of proprietary appliances

Upgrade

Upgrading old software and servers

Eliminate

Eliminating rip-and-replace upgrades

Drive Savings

Driving OpEx and CapEx savings

Switch

Switching to a consumption-based model

Compass allows companies to accomplish these objectives while delivering cost savings and performance improvements. Read more about these benefits in the Customer Solution overview below.

CUSTOMER SOLUTION OVERVIEW: CANADIAN COMMUNITY BANK

CAPEX AND OPEX REDUCTIONS

THE CHALLENGE

The desired solution needed to include Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). The IT organization had been challenged to reduce “Resource Units” for the backup solution. Targeting CapEx of hardware and software as well as OpEx expenses for people, processes, and time. They would need a replicated, two-site design to replace the existing legacy EMC Avamar solution.

THE RESULTS WITH COMPASS

  • 40% CapEx and 45% OpEx cost reduction
  • Performance improvements in backup and restore
  • Data center footprint and power reduction
  • Future-proofed for cloud
  • Cost savings achieved by leveraging existing investment in Spectrum Protect

COMPASS DELIVERS COST SAVING FEATURES

Compass offers a simple migration process from your existing legacy backup solution to modern data protection. Companies can leverage existing technology investments, gradually replacing proprietary hardware with more efficient and cost-effective common off-the-shelf (COTS) options. Automated updates to the hardware and software without the need for human intervention ensures that the backup solution is always current and delivering all available features. The pay-as-you-grow model allows companies to avoid the huge penalties of over-provisioning.

We have eliminated about 80% of the time we previously spent managing our backup solution since deploying Cobalt Iron. The service eliminates a lot of worry by making sure the servers are healthy, dealing with failures, ensuring recoverability, and taking care of updates and patches.

— Travis Cooper, VP and IT Manager, Capital City Bank

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