Case Study

Retail: Fast Food

Customer Profile:

Jollibee Food Corporation is Asia’s largest fast food chain. It is currently ranked as the 8th largest quick-serve restaurant in the world with more than $6B in revenue.

Challenge

  • Outdated backup system increasingly complex to manage, and restores were difficult, time-consuming and severely disrupts business operations
  • IT backup system not aligned to the business needs

Solution

  • Kronicles DRaaS provided Fast Food Corp. a cost-effective Business Continuity solution that addresses the required SLA

Results

  • Fully automated Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity allows Jollibee IT to focus on more strategic initiatives
  • Disaster Recover As-A-Service (DRaaS) provided IT a sand box for testing and quality control
  • Ability to achieve required 30 minutes recovery point objective and 1-hour recovery time objective
  • Lower total cost ownership vs Traditional Disaster Recovery implementation
IT Shared Services

Customer Profile:

San Miguel Information Technology Services (SMITS) provides on premise IT services as well as technical support, consultancy, and systems integration services for the San Miguel Group of companies

Challenge

  • Replace out of date EMC arrays
  • Required a high-availability storage for SAP systems for high performance needs
  • Wanted to leverage an OpEx as-a-service model to lower down cost for their affiliates demanding storage requirements

Solution

  • Replaced EMC with Kronicles Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service

Results

  • Flexible and adaptable storage for any type of data (block, file and object storage) to meet various needs and support
  • Deliver 7X storage performance improvement leveraging optimum use of flash
  • Deployed an On-Premise as-a-Service (OPaaS) solution onsite to maximize the power, flexibility, and efficiency at lower total cost of ownership
Manufacturing

Customer Profile:

Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Storage & Electronics Devices Worldwide. It begun its operations in 1996 to manufacture high value products for worldwide customers.

Challenge

  • Replace their outdated arrays
  • Required a high-capacity, lower cost storage for Synapse Cold Storage systems and improved overall efficiency.
  • Wanted to leverage an OpEx as-a-service model to lower down cost for their growing archive data that needs to be kept for more than 10 years

Solution

  • Replaced older arrays with Kronicles Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service

Results

  • Flexible and adaptable storage for any type of data (block, file and object storage) to meet various needs and support
  • Lower storage cost and operational cost
  • Deployed an On-Premise as-a-Service (OPaaS) solution onsite to maximize the power, flexibility, and efficiency at lower total cost of ownership
Ocean Park

Customer Profile:

Ocean Park, Hong Kong is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park situated in Hong Kong. Covering an area of 91.5 hectares (226 acres), the park is separated by a large mountain into two areas, The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland). The theme park has various attractions and rides, including four roller coasters, and animal exhibits with different themes, such as a giant panda habitat, rainforest and polar displays, as well as an aquarium featuring the world’s largest aquarium dome. The park served 6 million visitors during the financial year 2018.

Challenge

  • As the requirement from the government and insurance company that all amusement facilities must be operated under video surveillance recording, the Park’s legacy CCTV system is failing to meet the needs of the Park’s business expansion plan.
  • Occasional video loss and playback failure happened due to low video ingest performance and the weak data protection of RAID5 technology.
  • Require CCTV storage platform to provide scalable performance, capacity and data protection to catch up with the increasing camera counts, higher video resolution, longer retention requirement and the ability to restore video loss under disaster.

Solution

  • Two Xcellis Workflow Director in the Summit and Waterfront with Flexsync for video protection.

Results

  • High performance video recording and playback for speed, efficiency, and reliability
  • Near real time video protection with data mirrored between two locations for seamless recovery in the event of a disaster.
  • A solid storage platform to scale with increasing camera counts, resolution and longer video retention.
Raj Comp Infra Services limited (RISL), Rajasthan

Customer Profile:

RISL (RajComp Info Services Ltd.) is a Government of Rajasthan undertaking is a State Designated Agency (SDA) for implementation of projects under National e-Governance Plan including- State Data Centre, State wide Area Network, Common Service Center Delivery Gateway. Its primary areas of expertise include IT consultancy, e-Governance project conceptualization and implementation, capacity building in the IT area, provision of customized IT solutions spanning hardware as well as software projects, GIS development and multimedia development.

Challenge

  • Traditional Backup System for surveillance data is not meeting the requirements of instant content back-up on secondary device for all 7 sites due to the limited budget.
  • Traditional Video Surveillance Storage system is not reading & writing the data at the same time, to meet this objective high costing SAS & SSD Disk is proposed by different OEMs.
  • VMS Software can only archive to disk tiers but not on LTO Tapes, VMS becomes the single point for data recovery. VMS is the single point of failure (SPOF) for entire system.
  • 10000 cameras continuously recording and data reading for back-up the data to secondary tape storage.
  • High scalability and flexibility solutions that are immune to lock-in

Solution

  • Quantum StorNext file System 5.X, AEL500 with LTO 7 Drives

Results

  • 100 % instant protection of the recorded video surveillance data has achieved
  • Flexible & future ready platform created with predictable high-performance storage name space for all the IP Camera
Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Content Repository

Customer Profile:

Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, build an online repository of scanned images, newspaper scans, video recording of assembly operations during sessions with content searchable engine.

Challenge

  • Traditional enterprise IT architecture unable to handle large files like video.
  • Backup at both primary and online disaster recovery was a challenge for video recordings.
  • Archive for complete disaster recovery required.

Solution

  • StorNext with QXS storage at Primary and Artico at Disaster Recovery Site.

Results

  • Seamless video search and play across multiple users accessing the repository.
  • Ready to accommodate high resolution camera recordings at assembly.
  • Near to real-time backup to disaster recovery for availability of content.
NCS Internal Video & Surveillance Smart City Initiative

Customer Profile:

NCS is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) and communications engineering services provider across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. It is headquartered in Singapore and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Singtel Group. NCS is Singapore’s largest system integrator with SGD 1.5 billion annual revenue.

Challenge

  • To setup NCS Hub itself as a showcase of latest video and surveillance technology which is offered in the market today. They have choose Milestone as a preferred VMS vendor to use in this setup. NCS is to setup approximate 200 x Full HD cameras installed live around NCS Hub. The videos captured shall not have any drop frames. The video captured will be used for analytic by NCS internal software. Features such as human counting, facial recognition gate entry, and car number plate recognition will be displayed in this showcase.EMC Isilon and DDN are also selected as their trial partners.

Solution

  • Quantum Xcellis Workflow Director with QXS-456 storage.

Results

  • Highly availability centralized storage that exceeds Milestone expected benchmark values by a factor of 2. No drop frames recording performance which is critical in video surveillance.
  • Expand easily to new file systems to support workflows such as data analytics which is center piece in the Smart Nation initiative from a single platform without investing in a separate new storage system.
  • A single end-to-end solution from Quantum, with one stop for support, eliminating the finger pointing scenario.
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