NAKIVO Helps IT Service Management Company Meet SLAs
Cyllene Group is an IT service management company from France that was founded in 1986. Cyllene Group operates out of ten sites and has three datacenters and 1,500 physical servers. The company manages a variety of data for their customers, including infrastructure services, business databases, middleware data, e-commerce data sites, health sensitive data, and other types of information. Due to strict service-level agreements (SLAs) with customers, backup and recovery services are critical for the Cyllene Group. The company sees the importance of backup services for protection against environmental disasters, ransomware, and security breaches. The loss of critical data could be disastrous for the company and could put all business activity in jeopardy.
Previously, Cyllene Group relied on another backup solution, but the software did not succeed efficiently for the company. The main problem was that the solution was not agentless and required agents to be installed on virtual machines (VMs), plus recovery functionality was not efficient. Additionally, the management console was not user-friendly and agent deployment required time and considerable effort from the IT team. Cyllene Group decided to change their old legacy backup solution in favor of a VM backup solution. “We decided to search for a new VM backup solution that would address customer requests efficiently and at the same time increase recovery objectives for us. Moreover, as the old software was time consuming for the IT team, we needed to optimize our work time, as well,” says Jérôme Ospitaletche, Director of Transversal Services at Cyllene Group.
“When we started looking at various solutions on the market, obviously the first instinct was to select the market leader. However, In Cyllene, we have always preferred to look for and work with challengers. Not that the other product was a bad product, but we prefer to work with challengers because we find our relationships to be better. The pricing of NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been a real surprise for us, so switching was much easier as well,” says Jérôme.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an agentless data protection solution for virtual, physical, cloud, and software as a service (SaaS) environments. At Cyllene Group, NAKIVO Backup & Replication is now installed on Linux operating systems, with a fast, easy, and efficient deployment process. “With easy deployment and easy management access for the IT team, NAKIVO Backup & Replication solved the issue of the backup solution consuming too much time. We no longer spend time deploying backup agents to systems, and all the processes flow nicely with the simplified architecture of the solution. Basically, we managed to reduce the integration time and we can focus on our SLAs,” says Jérôme.
Cyllene Group takes advantage of recovery functionalities offered by NAKIVO Backup & Replication, VM replication, and backup to tape. “VM replication helps us move VMs between multiple sites and meet our recovery objectives. There is also no need for expansive infrastructure like SAN replication, for example. In terms of recovery, we enjoy instant granular recovery. This functionality is the most important because our old backup solution did not offer it. Instant granular recover with NAKIVO Backup & Replication saves us a lot of time. Lastly, backup to tape supports us in achieving our SLAs by exporting data to long-term archiving media. The efficiency of backup to tape allows us to keep our commitments to our customers,” says Jérôme.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides Cyllene Group with an agentless data protection solution that helps protect critical data and applications, while also helping the company achieve their SLAs. Cyllene Group optimized the working time of their IT team, added the missing instant granular functionality, and achieved its recovery objectives. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an efficient solution for virtual machine backup and helped us solve the technical limitations we encountered with our old solution. The nice pricing enabled us to propose optimized services to our customers. NAKIVO support is also efficient because questions are answered quickly and critical cases are resolved speedily,” says Jérôme.
About Cyllene Group
Cyllene Group was created in 1986 and has more than 400 employees today. Born from the merger of the companies CETSI, ABC Systemes, ASEMA, Leadeal Mfrketing, and Equinoa, Cyllene Group now has the capacity to respond to all the needs of digital transformation and global outsourcing. Cyllene Group covers everything from hosting and managed services, cybersecurity, and deployment of applications, to data intelligence and analytics. For more information, visit www.groupe-cyllene.com.