Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brothers Group implement hybrid-cloud strategy with Commvault


Commvault, a  leading provider of the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, has brought significant operational benefits to Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brothers Group through implementing a hybrid-cloud strategy. The Saudi Arabian Services Group has saved time and cost through working with Commvault and transforming its virtualization and disaster recovery processes.

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brothers Group operates diversified businesses in Saudi Arabia across four verticals: fast moving consumer goods, luxury automotive, public and private transportation, and logistics. The data needs of each sector vary widely, and for many years the different divisions used different solutions – such as Symantec and Veritas NetBackup – to back up data to disks and tapes. But this process was slow and could not adequately replicate data from various cloud platforms, including Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

As part of an effort to digitally transform its business, the IT team selected Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery as the main orchestration for integration with the different cloud providers, VMs replication from on-premises to the cloud or cloud to cloud, and providing warm disaster recovery copies in the disaster recovery site.

The Group IT Senior Service Manager, Hosting Services, Hany Elmaghrabi commented: “With Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery, we can seamlessly migrate virtual machines to the cloud and convert them to EC2 instances. If there is a disaster recovery need, we use Commvault to restore the data within the 72 hours RPO. This enables the team to maintain their service level agreement.

“The strong deduplication features of Commvault have also allowed us to leverage the database for both on-premises and in the cloud, reducing data size by up to 82%. We now have 60% faster speed for RMAN backup in the cloud and on-premises as well as up to 75% reduction in completing full snapshots,” he added.

Wael Mustafa, Area Vice President, Middle East, South Africa and Turkey (MESAT) at Commvault added: “We are proud of the work that we have done with the leading Saudi Arabian Services Group, especially during the challenging months we have all faced recently. By consolidating all the backups with Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery, Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brothers Group can now finish RMAN backup in just three to four hours and restore them in the cloud. The group has also cut the time for taking full snapshot to only two hours – or up to 75% faster than before the consolidation. We look forward to continuing our work with the Group in the future.”

“With the superior deduplication feature from Commvault, we can add and back up more VMs without expanding the storage size in three years. The savings in storage costs are significant,” said Mohammed Hadi Bafaqeer, group senior technical engineer for hosting & computing at Mohamed Yousuf Naghi & Brothers Group. We have some internal protocols that require us to recover the financial server every month. With Commvault, backup and recovery is always perfect,” he concluded.



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