NetApp Helps Nova Techset Modernize Infrastructure and Accelerate Applications

Nova Techset announced NetApp as its partner of choice to harness the power of hybrid cloud. Nova Techset’s pervasive use of technology is creating an abundance of digital data and with the help of NetApp data management solutions, the company is able to meet customer demand for anytime anywhere use of applications, as well as enable seamless data migration.

 

Recognizing the critical need to enhance backup solutions for storage, NetApp’s expertise as a data management authority has helped Nova Techset deploy solutions that: Improve speed and accessibility for 800 users to work faster and more efficiently,  Reduced data backup window from a week to a day and Reduced data recovery time to just two hours.

“Our earlier systems presented numerous challenges such as low performance, time lags and file corruption during backup,” said P. Neilakandan, senior manager, IT Infrastructure, Nova Techset. “With ONTAP, we have seamlessly migrated to the hybrid cloud, enabling better performance, automated storage and reduced operational overhead. With NetApp, we now have a simplified, cost-effective and efficient data management system that ensures flawless data integrity.”

Deployed in Two Phases

Phase 1: Deployed a NetApp FAS2552 hybrid flash-array system, with a combination of solid-state drives and SAS (Serial-Attached SCSI) to improve speed, accessibility and performance. This deployment resulted in more efficient storage and backup processes.

Phase 2: Deployed NetApp ONTAP Cloud in Amazon Web Services (AWS), focusing on disaster recovery and seamless data migration. Using direct data migration dramatically reduced the time taken for data recovery for customers. Furthermore, NetApp SnapMirror  replicated data every hour, and then the storage systems were configured to transfer data from end to end.

This process led to effective cost management, because the company required a similar volume size at AWS, against the local data center. The system could now create read-only files for use in mock disaster recovery tests, accessible even from remote sites and without any additional charges, making the storage and data management seamless.

Anil Valluri, president, NetApp India & SAARC, said, “Nova Techset understood the need to migrate to cloud and upgrade legacy systems to drive business value. They were keen to embark on a digital transformation journey with NetApp. As the data authority in a hybrid cloud world, NetApp was able to help Nova Techset with the necessary data access, insight and control.”

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