Daimler AG
Case Study (English only)

Daimler steht in großen schwarzen Buchstaben auf weißem Hintergund geschrieben.
Unternehmensweit lagert Daimler seine Datenmengen in eine zentrale Cloudumgebung mit dem PSM aus.

The Daimler AG has introduced an enterprise-wide tiered storage architecture using PoINT Storage Manager. The software automatically stores inactive data from their primary storage systems in a central private cloud environment, reducing the load on existing primary storage facilities in individual locations while also significantly reducing the size of data backups. Overall, the solution realized a significant cost and time saving mainly by reducing the volume of primary storage in use in the individual locations.

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Challenge

  • Cost and time savings by reducing the volume of inactive data on primary storage systems in world-wide locations
  • Centralized storage of inactive data in a private cloud system
  • Transparent access to all data through primary storage systems
  • Primary storage migrations
  • No vendor lock-in

Solution

  • Policy-based and automated file tiering from primary storage systems from different vendors to a central object storage system (private cloud)
  • Transparent file access to tiered files through the primary storage systems
  • “Pass Through on Read” functionality to prevent restore of archived file to primary storage systems
  • Continuous operation during replacement of storage systems by background migration

Benefits

  • Efficient use of NetApp FAS system by recovering valuable primary storage space
  • Fulfillment of archiving and compliance requirements
  • Shrunken backup window
  • Reduced capital expenses
  • Native integration of NetApp storage