Commvault Simpana enables CI investments to drive DR cost savings

by CXOtoday Staff    Aug 25, 2010

Data IntelligenceTo enhance investor protection, ensure excellent customer service and better comply with key Canadian regulations, CI Investments, a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp. (TSE:CIX), is leveraging Simpana software solution from CommVault (NASDAQ:CVLT). The solution includes Simpana Backup & Recovery, Replication and Archive modules, as well as Simpana software’s integrated Deduplication feature.

“With Simpana software, we’ve streamlined business processes so we can better allocate resources while taking business continuity to a whole new level. Along the way, we’ve driven down disaster recovery costs while delivering unparalleled customer service,” said Terry Tick, VP - Infrastructure, CI Investments.

CI Investments manages a mix of 250 physical and virtual file servers running Windows from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), AIX from IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Sun Solaris and 135 TBs of near-line storage to support crucial Sybase (NYSE:SY), Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) and SQL databases that fuel essential fund administration and trading systems. By investing in Simpana enterprise data and information management software, CI Investments projects a 12-to-18 month ROI and forecasts a savings in storage-related costs of more than $1 million over a four-year period.

“With Simpana software, we have access to all types of functionality that will continually give us a leg up in increasing efficiencies while reducing costs. So far, our total projected savings in storage-related costs over the next four years exceed $1 million and we’re not done yet,” said Brian D’Souza, Manager - UNIX infrastructure, CI Investments.