Catalogic ECX for Pure Customer Success Stories – Snapshot Automation & Orchestration

If you are having challenges with VMware and database snapshot orchestration for disaster recovery, dev/test, or data protection and recovery, Catalogic ECX is for you! Catalogic ECX for Pure Storage is Copy Data Management (CDM) software that provides application-consistent copy automation to manage snapshots, clones, and replicas via SLA policies. ECX dramatically reduces storage waste and IT time spent on copy management and serving business users by modernizing IT processes and enabling key CDM use cases. And compared to competing snapshot automation and orchestration solutions, Catalogic ECX does it with an in-place approach – your production copy is your golden masterwithout the need for additional hardware.
At a recent webinar, Ryan Kaw, the VP of Global Sales at Catalogic Software, reviewed the following customer success stories where Catalogic ECX solved copy data automation problems for Pure Storage FlashArray customers. 

Success Story – Railcar Pooling Co.

Rail Pooling Co. is a provider of railcars and related freight car management services in North America. The challenges they faced were data protection and recovery for large SQL databases and database provisioning for real time reporting and analytics purposes. Catalogic ECX resolved their problem by providing recovery from snapshots on primary or replicated storage - using a backup solution or an appliance-based vendor was not an option. ECX also simplified and automated the backup, recovery, and database cloning using Pure Snapshots. Railcar Pooling Co. was now able to spin up high performing databases on primary storage to be used for reporting and analytics effortlessly. The company was also capable of automating and managing more database copies with increasing storage utilization on Pure.

Success Story – Auto Finance Co.

Auto Finance Co. provides automobile loans and other related financial products. The challenges they faced were storage orchestration and automated provisioning of database and VM from Pure Storage snapshots on primary and replicated storage. Catalogic ECX copy data management solution simplified storage management workloads from Oracle application and VM centric view. ECX was able to spin up both databases and VMs from snapshots and allow self-service for uses through their ticketing system. This greatly simplified their effort to spin up/down required database copies. Users were now able to submit a ticket and have the databases provisioned by deploying an ECX workflow via REST APIs, without human intervention.

Success Story – Service Company

This international service company specialized in customer experience and business process outsourcing with more than 50,000 employees. The challenges they faced were managing contact centers for major businesses needs to ensure that customer data was protected and easily recoverable. The company understood the horsepower of Pure FlashArrays and wanted a software solution to perform disaster recovery orchestration for VM workloads. Catalogic ECX and Pure Storage resolved their problem by enabling them to automate and simplify the disaster recovery process and enable users to perform actions themselves like backup and restoring VMs from snapshots.
Our customers have found that Catalogic ECX can deliver a dramatic 3-year ROI of up to 300%ECX is a software only solution that:

  • works with your existing storage infrastructure across your entire enterprise and clouds.
  • manages the full lifecycle of copy data (Plan, Create, Manage, Leverage, and EOL), without the need for scripting.
  • provides automation, orchestration, and self-service capabilities for key business processes (DR, DevTest, DevOps, and analytics).

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