Case Study

Banking (Financial)

Customer Profile:

One of the oldest and 3rd largest bank in the Philippines. It is affiliated with DBS bank of Singapore and it is the banking arm of the Ayala group of companies.

Challenge

  • Traditional Capex model is failing and not meeting demands of budget nor flexibility.
  • Locked into expensive Capex cycles and rigid architectures that require over-provisioning and complex management
  • Require agile, flexible storage resources and consistent performance at all times

Solution

  • Kronicles Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service (On-premise Cloud Storage)

Results

  • Consumption based pricing model resulted in 50% lower TCO
  • Flexible Storage for any type of data (block, file and object storage) to meet changing business and application needs
  • Predictable performance while scaling up and down plus 100% SLA
Retail: Fast Food

Customer Profile:

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  • Outdated backup system increasingly complex to manage , and restores were difficult, time-consuming and severely affects business operations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 DR and Business Continuity allows Jollibee IT to focus on more strategic initiatives
  • DRaaS provided IT a sand box for testing and quality control
  • Able to achieve required 30 minutes RPO and 1 hour RTO
  • Lower TCO vs Traditional DR implementation (Capex)
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 their older EMC arrays
  • Required a high-availability storage for SAP systems and improved overall performance
  • 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 Storage for any type of data (block, file and object storage) to meet changing business and application needs
  • Improved storage performance (7x) leveraging optimum use of flash
  • Deployed an On-Premise as-a-Service (OPaaS) solution to keep physical storage within their data centers
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 older 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 Storage for any type of data (block, file and object storage) to meet changing business and application needs
  • Lower storage cost and operational cost
  • Deployed an On-Premise as-a-Service (OPaaS) solution to keep physical storage within their data centers
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 also 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 visitor 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. They look for a new 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 for video recording and playback.
  • Near real time video protection by replicating data across two sites, without affecting performance.

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 Back-up the content on Secondary Device within the limited budget for all the Seven Sites.
  • Traditional Video Surveillance Storage system is not meeting the Throughput requirement for Reading & Writing the Data at the same time, To meet this objective SAS & SSD Disk is proposed by Different OEMs with high Cost.
  • VMS Software can only Archive to Disk Tiers Not on LTO Tapes, VMS becomes the Single point of Recover the data. VMS is the SPOF for entire system.
  • Performance challenges for 10000 Camera which is Continuously Recording and Data reading for Back-up the data to secondary Tape Storage.
  • Future Scalability, Flexibility without locking with specific Storage Vendor.

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 did not enough to handle large files like video.
  • Backup at Primary and online DR was a challenge with respect to video recordings.
  • Archive at DR for complete disaster recovery was required.

Solution

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

Results

  • Video search and play across multiple users accessing the repository is smooth.
  • The setup is ready to accommodate high resolution camera recordings at assembly.
  • Near to real-time sync to DR 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

The benefits to NCS from a Quantum + Milestone integrated solution are:

  • Ability to have a highly available centralized storage that exceeds Milestone expected benchmark values by a factor of 2. This translates to no drop frames recording performance which is critical in video surveillance.
  • Easily expand to new file systems to support new workflows such as data analytics which is one of 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.
Media and entertainment group

Customer Profile:

Media and entertainment group based in the Philippines involved in content creation and production for multiple platforms for domestic and international markets.

Challenge

  • Need to ensure seamless integration and inter-operation within a multi-vendor infrastructure
  • Planning for future growth, the client wanted an infrastructures flexible enough to accommodate unforeseen technologies of the next decade and beyond

Solution

  • Quantum StorNext with an Enterprise Tape Archive

Results

  • Open environment preserves broadcasters’ choice and eliminates dependence on any single vendor
  • Savings realized from a reduction in data management cost and major operational efficiencies within the organization
  • Scale up/out architecture which enables the client to increase performance for storing the file editing content and can seamlessly expand as and when required
PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk

Customer Profile:

The MNC group owns and operates three television stations that together hold the highest free-broadcast market share in Indonesia. Recently, the company’s IT and production teams decided to carry out a major system upgrade, driven by several different factors, including the demands created by high-definition formats.

Challenge

  • Client sought to consolidate their different post production facilities into one large facility
  • Needed to ensure support for multiple editing platforms, formats and hardware
  • Wanted a system that would work with a home grown Media Asset Management (MAM) tool

Solution

  • Quantum StorNext Appliance and storage

Results

  • Faster time-to-air with a new workflow
  • Easy scalability for grown as operations demand
  • Platform for migration of content
  • Cost savings from a consolidated platform
  • Full integration and interoperation with clients existing platforms
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