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Merz Group Services GmbH for Merz GmbH & Co. KGaA

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Europe, Middle East, Africa | Pharmaceutical | Midsize Business

Merz Pharma is one of Germany’s leading pharmaceutical companies, which has reported particularly strong business growth in recent years following its development of drugs that significantly slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. As sales have risen, so has the quantity of data processed by the company. This led to a search to find a new data protection solution, together with a way of eliminating the frustrating and annoying PST files. The company’s service provider, Merz Group Services GmbH, opted for a Symantec solution consisting of Symantec NetBackup and Symantec Enterprise Vault.

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Organization Profile

  • Website: www.merz.de
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Founded: 1908
  • Headquarters: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Employees: 2,300


  • Servers: 6 Exchange servers comprising two edge servers, two HUB/CAS servers and two mailbox servers in a CCR cluster, VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3.5/VMware ESX server/VMware vCenterT server
  • Storage:HP StorageWorks EVA 4000, 8100, and MSL 6060; HP ProLiant BL460c, BL680c, and HP BladeSystem c7000
  • Operating systems: Microsoft Windows 2003 R2, Microsoft Exchange 2007
  • Applications: Outlook 2003, SAP
  • Databases: Oracle and SQL 2000/2005
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