By adopting the Cohesity solution, Clauger, a specialist in industrial refrigeration and air treatment, has accelerated the backup and restoration of its data, while achieving 25% savings.
Based in the Rhône-Alpes region, Clauger is a company specializing in industrial refrigeration and air treatment. With more than 3,000 corporate customers in France and around the world, Clauger has seen the volume of its data increase in parallel with its growth, giving rise to new needs in terms of backup, restoration and file services. To optimize the management of its data, the company has chosen to implement DataProtect and SmartFiles solutions from Cohesity, supported by its partner Constellation.
Clauger has a lot of data essential to its activities, from production data to human resources or employee data. Customer data is particularly strategic, especially data concerning the production and construction of factories, because this is the company’s core business. “We have the ability to recover all the sensors of a plant via an application, which allows us to restore valuable information for our customers: their energy consumption, their production capacity or for analysis purposes”, explains Olivier Boute, IT manager at Clauger. The growth of the company and its various projects have resulted in a rapid increase in the volumes of data to be stored and protected. In 2019, the amount of data was increasing by 15% per year. Since then, the volume has increased by 30%. “Our growth predictions for the next three years should go up to 25% per year,” says Olivier Boute.
Replace three tools with one
Faced with this massive increase, existing data management solutions were showing their limits. “We were using three complementary solutions for backup and recovery, which were inefficient and increased costs,” says the IT manager. To increase efficiency and support its growth, Clauger decided to replace these siled tools with a single data management and storage solution. For Clauger, this included reducing the time it takes to complete backups, improving data quality and protection, and increasing data retention time. After studying the market and examining a dozen solutions, Clauger selected Cohesity’s offer, on the advice of its IT partner Constellation. “We were looking for a global solution, allowing us to reduce the number of suppliers. Cohesity had the advantage of being able to meet this expectation by offering us a single and unique solution to replace the three existing environments”, underlines Olivier Boute.
AdvertisingIn 2019, the company deployed Cohesity DataProtect for data management and disaster recovery, all in just one month. “The installation was done with great ease. Cohesity was able to perform a smooth migration with unparalleled ease of implementation,” says Olivier Boute. Clauger then gradually expanded the scope to also support cloud workload protection. The company implemented Cohesity SmartFiles for its file and object services, a transition that was seamless for users. “We have streamlined data management on a single Cohesity platform, not only for backup and recovery, but also for files, objects and the cloud, resulting in savings of more than 25%”, says Olivier Boute.
Scalable data management
Efficiency gains were also evident, with a 50% reduction in backup and restore times. Thanks to the new file management system, searches have been considerably accelerated. “Our searches for files that previously took up to 30 minutes are now done instantly,” illustrates the IT manager. “Cohesity’s indexed system allows us to search almost instantaneously. We just need to type the name of the file and find all those with the same name. This is a comfort for our customers, but also for the employees who use the solution. Clauger also appreciates the scalability of the solution, coupled with support from the publisher. Additional nodes can indeed be easily added if the company needs additional capacity, but the solution also makes it possible to limit the size of the primary storage, important aspects for Clauger which has doubled its volume of data in only three years and increased nearly 50% of its workforce over the past two years.