Simplifying data management
Prior to implementing Commvault, Dongbu Steel’s legacy tape-based infrastructure was difficult to manage and unreliable. Insufficient storage space resulted in backup delays, media errors, and failures. The user interface was also weak and often required manual intervention.
Commvault partner, Curoid proposed Commvault Complete™ Backup & Recovery based on its exceptional deduplication engine and replication capabilities.
Using replication, Dongbu can send auxiliary copies of its data from primary storage to secondary storage for disaster recovery purposes.
"As our company grew, we needed a flexible and scalable data backup and recovery solution to support the increasing volumes of data. Commvault not only enabled us to achieve this but also helped us dramatically reduce costs,” says Junsoo Park, Data Center Team Manager at DB Inc., the parent company of Dongbu Steel. “Commvault’s licensing model gives us the flexibility to expand based on changes in the environment, without purchasing separate licenses."
Reducing costs with deduplication and more efficient processes
With a single console and intuitive user interface in Korean, Dongbu Steel can simplify all backup operations and reporting. Support for PostgreSQL database means that a previously complicated script backup method has been replaced with a simple configuration on the Commvault solution.
By migrating from tape backups to Commvault’s disk-based backups with deduplication, Dongbu Steel can scale its backup, recovery, and data management operations and reduce costs as the business grows.
With deduplication, redundant data is not backed up, which optimizes storage costs and reduces the size of the overall backup. Since backups can be processed faster, it frees up system resources to improve the overall performance. And by utilizing deduplication, only unique data is sent to the secondary site, optimizing network bandwidth and making disaster recovery more efficient.
Dongbu Steel in numbers
- 2 factories in Korea
- 1,500 employees
- 2.4 million tons of steel manufactured per year
The backup environment
- Commvault Complete™️ Backup & Recovery
- All-flash storage
- 10-plus Unix servers and 150 VMware servers
- Approximately 40 terabytes of data
Key assets protected
- VMware hypervisor
- AIX operating system
- SAP ERP, PostgreSQL, and Oracle
- File server data