Toyota Australia has shifted to a Logicalis Cloud-based backup system which has reduced costs by 20-30 per cent.
The "pay-by-usage" solution allows Toyota to avoid capital investments while dealing with demand, growth and contractions.
Toyota also demanded the Service Level Agreement (SLA) provisions to have certainty of outcomes and reduce vendor management overhead.
Using technology from storage vendors, EMC, Logicalis’ BaaS portfolio comes in corporate and enterprise offerings.
It offers on-premise infrastructure with off-site Cloud replication or a pure Cloud-only solution, all backed by 24 hour a day management.
Periodic restoration testing ensures backups have been completely successful and pricing is simple according to the volume of data being backed up and SLAs required.
According to a company statement, the transition to the Logicalis solution consolidated prior infrastructure into one unified platform and introduced Toyota to the experience of Cloud backup solutions.
The implementation includes provisioning of backup and restoration services directly from the Cloud and provisioning of local backup infrastructure and data replication to the Cloud.
Toyota chief information officer, Ellis Brover, said Toyota already had servers in the cloud.
"But we had never put backup in the Cloud," he said.
"This a new concept for most companies and we were glad to be the first adopters for something that provides such transformative and beneficial effects for the business."
Brover said using the Logicalis and EMC solution had reduced overall backup costs by 20-30 per cent.
"This a considerable amount which has contributed to the organisation’s cost-reduction targets,” he said.