Atempo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, today announced that French financial institution Crédit Mutuel has chosen Time Navigator for VMware to protect its ESX server farms.
The entities of Credit Mutuel de Bretagne, Ocean and Anjou offer a complete range of products and services for the banking and insurance industries. They have pooled their resources under the joint IT department of Crédit Mutuel (GICM – Groupement Informatique du Crédit Mutuel). GICM provides a complete high performance and independent banking IT platform that can be used to implement any strategy that the GICM requires while offering joint IT services that enhances the creation and innovation of the services offered to customers.
To help fulfill its mission, GICM decided to optimize its current resources by virtualizing part of its servers. They bought 12 ESX servers from VMware, each hosting 25 virtual servers, for a total of 300 virtual machines. The equipment is being implemented in three distinct server farms.
“We use VMotion, which enables us to move data in real-time across virtual machines installed on physical servers without any downtime,” said Pierre Le Guével, Storage Administrator at GICM. “We can also use the virtual machines attached to a SAN to move data from one server farm to another.”