Dutch/German Healthcare MSP Selects Cloudian to Solve Backup Challenges

Systemec, a managed services provider (MSP) specializing in health care and logistics in the Netherlands and Germany, has deployed Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage platform to address their backup challenges of growing data volumes.

Founded in 2007, Systemec runs two data centers in The Netherlands and one in Germany under a “unique” cross-border strategy that supports more than 500 customers. As the amount of data the company manages rapidly increased, Systemec realized it needed a “cost-effective” solution to store and secure customer data.

“This growth raised concerns about accommodating the future data volume,” said Marco Teelen, internet services manager at Systemec. “As a result, we decided to expand our secondary storage.”

Cloudian would enable Systemec to protect data from multiple applications, prevent the scheduling problems it previously faced and achieve increased cost efficiency.

Scalability and Flexibility Needs

Systemec was using a mix of storage solutions that included HPE Nimble Storage, QNAP NAS and Acronis backup software in both its own data centers and at customer sites. The company wanted a solution that could not only scale but also easily integrate into its existing environment.

Systemec started with approximately 100 TB of Cloudian HyperStore object storage distributed across the three data centers. To support file service requirements from the same system, the firm also deployed Cloudian’s HyperFile NAS Controller.

Building a Storage Foundation for the FutureSince installing the new solution last year, Systemec has been pleased with the benefits it has provided. “We no longer have to worry about whether we’ll be able to meet our backup windows,” added Mr. Teelen. “Moreover, we now have a limitlessly scalable storage foundation that enables us to deliver new services to our customers.”

As an example, Teelen reported that Systemec is looking at selling services to customers that could capitalize on Cloudian’s full S3 compatibility, such as those using Veeam data protection.