KPC managing data with CommVault

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation rolls out CommVault Simpana 9 for data management

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KPC managing data with CommVault KPC is using the Simpana solution to protect data from several critical applications.
By  Mark Sutton Published  December 12, 2011

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has implemented CommVault's Simpana 9 data management solution, to help it to handle growing volumes of business data.

The petroleum company is using Simpana 9 to back up and manage data from a wide range of business applications, to meet expanding business, compliance and data management requirements.

KPC reports that it expects its critical data to double within a year, while it is also facing shrinking backup windows. The Simpana deployment, which replaces its Symantec NetBackup project, is backing up data from Microsoft Exchange, Oracle ERP and a VMware environment.

The company says it is now able to restore data in minutes, rather than hours or days, and is also able to make backups more quickly. Integrated reporting has streamlined compliance audits in keeping with KPC's evolving information governance requirements.

"Prior to CommVault software, we faced a lot of difficulties managing our backups and restoring data was a nightmare, so we had a poor RPO and RTO window. Not any more, though, as Simpana software's intuitive GUI makes backup and recovery as easy as a click of a button", said Qais AlDoub, senior IT systems analyst, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation. "So many of the applications we protect with CommVault technology are crucial to day-to-day operations, and we could risk millions of dollars if we lost any of this data. Thankfully, we're fully confident in Simpana software, so backing up and recovering data is worry free."

KPC is also using Simpana Archive to manage data, including 15,000 Microsoft Exchange mailboxes. The company reports that better management has resulted in a 30% decrease in storage consumption, and the company has also reduced redundant data by 60% thanks to Simpana's embedded data de-duplication software.

Khaled Al-Faili, senior IT systems analyst, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said: "CommVault Simpana software suits our data management needs perfectly. As the only truly single platform solution, the software enabled us to consolidate multiple operations under one umbrella, which is extremely important. It's like we dumped our clunky phone, fax machine and computer for a single, high-tech mobile device.

"We expect to double our storage capacity in the near future and are totally confident that Simpana software will scale to meet our growth objectives while continuing to help us increase operational efficiencies," Al-Faili added.

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