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Vinchin Improves Scalability, Saves Time and Storage Space for China Mobile

Quick Overview

Vinchin Improves Scalability, Saves Time and Storage Space for China Mobile

Country

China

Industry

Telecommunication

Problems

Previous backup solution took too much time to backup and recover VMs, also not easy to manage, especially when business increases rapidly, customer has to increasing both physical server and virtual servers, but the previous backup solution was not scalable and flexible yet.

Virtualization Type

VMware vSphere 6.0

Solution

Vinchin deploys multiple backup nodes to expand business system protection easily. Save backup time and storage space via key technologies.

Vinchin Backup & Recovery is a high-efficiency backup solution, LAN-Free transfer can increase backup and recover speed, save us at least 2 hours on backup & recovery every day. By selecting deduplication, compression and BitDetector options can save us at least 50% of storage space.

Dan Liu

IT Manager, China Mobile (Nanjing)

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Business Challenge

China Mobile (CMCC: China Mobile Communications Corporation), one of the World Fortune 500 companies, was established in 2000 in China, is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication corporation that provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its nationwide mobile telecommunications network across mainland China. China Mobile is the largest mobile telecommunications corporation by market capitalization and also the world’s largest mobile phone operator by total number of subscribers, with over 902 million subscribers as of June 2018.

China Mobile (Nanjing) VMware infrastructure includes over 500 VMs. The VMs run core applications including CRM system, OA system, web servers, file servers, databases, and some other critical businesses. All the VM data size is no less than 500TB. As the majority of China Mobile’s business is serving their clients, retrieving/inputting clients’ data from/to their VM database and CRM system is their daily operations. If critical data were to become unavailable for any reason, China Mobile would risk receiving massive customer complaints while also damaging their reputation. Therefore, it is crucially important to offer a VM backup and recovery.

“Before knowing about Vinchin, we were still using the legacy backup solution, which not only takes us too much time to backup and recover VMs, but also not easy to manage, especially when our business is increased rapidly, we have to expand our business system by increasing both physical server and virtual servers. We need a scalable backup solution and we found Vinchin.” Says Dan Liu, IT manager of China Mobile (Nanjing).

Vinchin Solution

Multiple backup nodes deployment help to expand business system easily. “Since China Mobile has multiple locations in Nanjing and business data is increasing rapidly, we deployed independent backup node in each location. Thus to realize scalability of business system as well as offsite backup and recovery via a central managed Web Console.” Says Yuhang Q, Vinchin Support Director. “Multiple backup nodes deployment can split the overall computing and storage resources in backup server to realize a horizontal expansion of the resources. Also doing backup concurrently from multiple backup nodes can increase the network transmission bandwidth exponentially and make backup much faster.”

Save backup time and storage space via key technologies “Vinchin Backup & Recovery is a high-efficiency backup solution, LAN-Free transfer can increase backup and recover speed, save us at least 2 hours on backup & recovery every day. By selecting deduplication, compression and BitDetector options can save us at least 50% of storage space.” Says Dan Liu.

Result

Vinchin Backup & Recovery has guarantee the data security of the China Mobile’s business. With its key features, China Mobile saves not only a lot of time on the data protection management, but also a lot of budget on data protection. “We chose Vinchin not only because it is a Chinese native backup software, but also because it can help us manage multiple location data at the same time and no need to worry it could not cover our full business when our data grows more and more.” Says Dan Liu


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