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Europe, Middle East, Africa | Enterprise

Sixty percent. That’s how much faster Selex Elsag is able to back up its VMware virtualized environment following the decision to deploy NetBackup 7. For this major Italian defense and aerospace company, that translates into significantly less network usage, improved responsiveness, and reduced cost. Elsag Datamat (which provides the IT services to Selex Elsag) is also benefiting from the centralized management of its physical and virtual server environments, unified backup and restore of its VMware images, and granular file recovery. In essence, it represents complete data protection for this information-driven organization. Reflecting the critical nature of its data, Selex Elsag also relies on Business Critical Services to ensure critical data is available, protect data from system failures, and reduce business and technology risk.

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  • End users: 4,000
  • Data centers: Two main, one in Genoa, one in Rome, and 7 small ones all over Italy
  • Storage: HDS, StorageTek L700 libraries, running LTO-4
  • Servers: 400 (50% virtualized)
  • Operating systems: Microsoft Windows 2003/2008, Sun Solaris
  • Virtualization: VMWare, 4 clusters comprising 14 hosts
  • Applications: Lotus Notes, SAP, Oracle
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