Keeping global manufacturing running around the clock

Blog Post created by cchaffey Employee on Oct 25, 2017

SFS Group manufactures mechanical fastening systems and precision-formed components, employing over 8,000 people worldwide with sites across Europe, North America and Asia.


Patrick Bichler, the Head of Infrastructure, Corporate IT at SFS Group shared on implementing a back-up solution for mission-critical business applications.


Challenge – Business Continuity

“We rely on our 20 mission-critical SAP applications running around the clock.  If our core business applications were to go down unexpectedly, the impact would be huge.  We wanted to be able to restore data from our SAP applications as quickly as possible, to ensure business continuity.”


Why Hitachi

“Previously we used IBM and NetApp technologies for data protection.  With HDPS [Hitachi Data Protection Suite], we gained a single solution that delivers all the capabilities we need, enabling us to harmonize processes across the company.”





“Instead of having to monitor different administration consoles, we now have a single tool, enabling us to spend 20% less time of data protection management.  What’s more, we’ve been able to fully automate backup policies using HDPS, so we need to worry about scheduling or running back-up jobs, even when deploying new systems from scratch.”



“We have demanding recovery time objectives, and in the event of disaster we must be able to restore any SAP system within one hour.  With the HDPS solution, we can recover even our mission-critical databases in just eight minutes using the IntelliSnap revert feature.”


From: SFS Group Implements Hitachi Data Protection Suite to Back Up, Restore and Rapidly Recover Mission-Critical Business Applications.  For Full Case Study Click Here.