WestLotto Consolidates Secondary Storage and Dramatically Reduces Administrative Overhead With Cohesity

the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced that
WestLotto, Germany’s largest lottery provider and the control center for
the transnational lottery Eurojackpot – including 18 European countries,
has selected Cohesity as its secondary storage platform.

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Thanks to the successful partnership, WestLotto was able to alleviate
the complexity of its legacy backup and recovery solution and reduce its
rising costs. Cohesity allowed WestLotto to shrink its recovery time for
a mission-critical gaming transaction server (1.5 TB Linux VM) by up to
98 percent, from over 24 hours to a little more than 15 minutes.

Based on an extensive proof-of-concept initiated and led by
Computacenter, working very closely with Cohesity, WestLotto selected
Cohesity and its partner Computacenter over a legacy vendor with a long
history in backup and recovery for virtual environments.

For WestLotto, choosing Cohesity meant not only providing its customers
and users with the highest level of security, privacy, and discretion
throughout the game process, but also having access to a complete,
well-rounded solution with capabilities that include global dedupe,
global search, and virtual machine (VM) cloning. Cohesity allows
deduplication across workloads: SAP, Oracle, DB2, MySQL. These workloads
run on Linux / Window VMs (vSphere) and physical servers, which are
consolidated on Cohesity DataPlatform.

WestLotto also wanted to find ways to develop products faster while
reducing the time spent on backup and recovery. WestLotto deployed four
Cohesity C2500 hyperconverged node appliances in each of its data
centers, with Cohesity DataProtect backup and recovery software and
Cohesity DataPlatform. The Cohesity test/dev and cloning capabilities
help the WestLotto team accelerate the development of new applications.

“Because of a very complex licensing model, we got used to seeing our
license and maintenance costs increase on a regular basis with our
legacy system. In addition to the lower TCO, further benefits of
deploying Cohesity became apparent to us,” said Dr. Frank Wallow,
department head, IT production, WestLotto. “The pay-as-you-grow model is
perfect for our needs, and offers real competitive value from a
management point of view. With Cohesity, our IT team is able to
concentrate on applications and availability for our customers, not on
backup and restore. Cohesity’s technology and its ease of use convinced
us to change providers. We are very happy with our new system and we are
looking to expand the number of VMs backed up by Cohesity.”

The volume of data being processed and written onto the tape libraries
by WestLotto’s legacy system reached several terabytes every day. Thanks
to Cohesity deduplication, the data volume has been reduced to less than
100 gigabytes per day, resulting in considerable savings. In addition,
the hyperconverged Cohesity solution is scalable for the future.

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