Kuwait Petroleum migrates from Symantec to CommVault

Simpana displaces ‘nightmare’ legacy backup and restore process.

Kuwait Petroleum Corp. has replaced its legacy Symantec NetBackup software with CommVault’s ‘Simpana’ backup and recovery package. KPC, a unit of the Kuwait State, was experiencing rapid growth with data doubling every year. The company needed a centralized solution to improve operations and compliance. KPC’s IT team also relies on Simpana to manage its 15,000 Microsoft Exchange mailboxes.

KPC now safeguards critical applications, including Oracle ERP and an expanding VMware environment with Simpana. Data recovery times have reduced from ‘hours or days,’ to ‘minutes.’

CommVault’s embedded deduplication software has been used to cut storage requirements by 60%. Simpana works seamlessly across KPC’s physical and virtual servers—the latter making up 70% of the environment.

KPC senior systems analyst Qais AlDoub said, ‘Prior to CommVault backup and restoring data was a nightmare. Simpana’s intuitive GUI makes backup and recovery worry free.’ KPC senior systems analyst Khaled Al-Faili added, ‘Simpana suits our needs perfectly. We have now consolidated multiple operations under one umbrella. We expect to double our storage capacity in the near future and are confident that Simpana will scale and continue to increase our operational efficiency.’

CommVault’s unified management platform has meant faster daily backups while its integrated reporting streamlines compliance with KPC’s evolving information governance requirements. IT administration has been improved and according to KPC, productivity has been increased, since disk-based data backups, including individual emails, can be quickly and easily restored without requiring help-desk intervention. More from CommVault.

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