a. Seric Systems Ltd, Studio 2004, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Mile End Building, 12 Seedhill Road, Paisley, PA1 1JS.
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Commvault backup solution saves £1M
Cigna had a cloud based backup
solution, incurring ever rising costs
and recovery time as the company’s
data grew as a result of business
growth in Asia and other markets.
Cigna required a cost effective
backup solution that could address
rapid data growth in an expanding
virtual and physical infrastructure
within an ever decreasing backup
window. With multiple overseas
offices and an array of applications
the solution would have to address
varying protection, risk and
complexity challenges and ensure an
acceptable recovery time.
Seric’s solution was to bring the
backups in house with Commvault's
market leading innovative Simpana
software on IBM storage. Simpana’s
single software solution allowed Cigna
to minimise downtime with application
aware agents allowing to protect and
recover ﬁles in a fraction of the time.
Not only did this solution help protect
invaluable data it also improved
backup performance and lowered
network requirements utilising source
based duplication. Due to the selected
capacity licensing model Cigna can
also roll out Archiving and Enterprise
Search at a later date, for no additional
Taking into account hardware,
maintenance and administration
costs, the solution reduced backup
costs by over 50% per year, saving
in excess of £1M over ﬁve years.
provided a better service to the
business and a platform capable of
reaping much more future beneﬁts.
“There are many complexities in replacing a backup solution
which cause many companies to shy away from the challenge,
however the massive savings bought about with the Seric
solution could not be ignored”
European IT Infrastructure Manager, Cigna Healthcare International