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Vinchin Helps to Protect Hundreds of VMs in Sichuan University

Quick Overview
Sichuan University

Country

China

Industry

Education

Problems

Early backup methods were complex, we use backup software plus tape to do backup and recovery, it’s not automated, whilst we cannot achieve 100% recovery with tape.

Virtualization Type

VMware vCenter 6.0

Solution

Sichuan University uses Vinchin Backup & Recovery to protect more than 200TB data in over 800VMs, yearly increases 200 VMs.

We found Vinchin Backup & Recovery is very easy to operate, we only need to enter the IP address of our virtual infrastructure, the configuration can be finished and our backup service can be started in a few minutes. The whole process has been greatly simplified and the data security has been improved.

Mr Xiang

Director of IT department, Sichuan University

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Business Challenge

Sichuan University (SCU) was founded in 1740 in Chengdu, China. Is one of the national universities directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE). It is also one of the State 211 Project and 985 Project universities enjoying privileged construction in the Ninth Five-Year Plan period, and is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University.

By the end of 2017, the school had 5,494 full-time teachers, more than 37,000 full-time undergraduate students, 20,000 master's degree students and 3,700 foreign students.

“I have been working in IT department of Sichuan University for 12 years. With the deepening of informatization, the work of informatization construction has changed a lot.” Said Mr Xiang, director of IT department in SCU.

“The informatization construction process of Sichuan University is a process from simple to complex. About 10 years ago, there were only a few dozen servers, but now we have thousands of virtual servers are running critical applications. The amount of data is also increasing very fast. 10 years ago we only had 2TB of centralized storage. Now our overall storage capacity has exceeded 5PB.” Said Mr Xiang.

“Early backup methods were complex, we use backup software plus tape to do backup and recovery, it’s not automated, whilst we cannot achieve 100% recovery with tape.”Said Mr Xiang.

Vinchin Solution

Mr Xiang states, “We found Vinchin Backup & Recovery is very easy to operate, we only need to enter the IP address of our virtual infrastructure, the configuration can be finished and our backup service can be started in a few minutes. The whole process has been greatly simplified and the data security has been improved.”

Sichuan University uses Vinchin Backup & Recovery to protect more than 200TB data in over 800VMs, yearly increases 200 VMs. With the number of virtual machines increases, Vinchin Backup & Recovery backup node expansion feature can realize data protection high-efficiency and scalability.

Result

“Since nowadays we all advocate smart education, the deep integration of information technology and education teaching is absolutely required, we need to use the data but the same time it is too important for us to protect the data which brings us value. That’s why we abandoned the traditional backup method and adopt Vinchin Backup & Recovery, Vinchin is just what we need, stable, scalable and easy to use, it is a good example of modernized backup method.”


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