IT infrastructure provider, Tecala, has landed a deal with financial institution, Cuscal, to design and implement a new disk-based back up system for its Sydney production datacentre and Lane Cove disaster recovery centre.
Work on the project started this month and is expected to be complete later on in the year.
Tecala's solution is based on EMC technologies, including an Avamar Rain backup and de-duplication device, EMC Networker backup and recovery software and Data Protection Advisor for advanced analytical and reporting capabilities. It also includes a specially designed backup schedule that encompasses all Cuscal production IT workloads – from email and file servers through to critical back-end banking and settlement systems.
Replacement of the existing tape-based system with a disk and online alternative is expected to reduce Cuscal's tape media, library and management costs up to 90 per cent. De-duplication is also expected to decrease the amount of time required to conduct each backup.
Online storage of backup data will also ensure Cuscal has access to backup data.
Tecala has been working with Cuscal in other areas of its business for the past two and half years.
“We look to them for advice on a range of areas including backup, storage and infrastructure,” Cuscal infrastructure services manager, Michael Magoulias, said.
“Our underlying requirement for this project was to update the backup technology and realise efficiencies where possible.”