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Veeam SAP-certified Backup Drives Digital Transformation for Hoa Phat Group

Forbes Global 2000 company saves $45,000 in IT costs annually

Vietnam, October 12, 2022: Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, today announced that Hoa Phat Group (HPG), the largest steel manufacturer in Southeast Asia, has chosen Veeam Availability Suite over Avamar, Commvault and Veritas to drive digital transformation, support steel production and support their goal of becoming one of the largest steelmakers in the world. Veeam was the only data protection solution HPG considered that met every business requirement SAP-certified backup, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and ransomware prevention. Veeam reduces recovery time by 300% while saving 800 administrative hours every month along with $45,000 in IT operating costs annually.

“Veeam modernized data protection and became an integral part of our digital transformation and steel production,” said Mr. Phan Ngoc Lam, Head of the IT Department at HPG. “We’re building competitiveness by optimizing IT.”

HPG worked with long-time business partner CMC TS, a leading technology solution and service provider, to create and implement a digital transformation that synchronizes the IT environment with all stages of steelmaking. One of the challenges was finding an SAP-certified backup solution to protect SAP S/4HANA, an enterprise resource planning system that HPG planned to deploy.

“We were using several proprietary backup solutions at the time, but they weren’t SAP-certified, and if SAP S/4HANA isn’t backed up properly, steel production could be interrupted,” said Mr. Phouc Pham, Viet, Deputy of the IT Department at Hoa Phat Dung Quat Steel Joint Stock Company, which oversees HPG’s largest steel manufacturing plant — Hoa Phat Dung Quat Iron and Steel Complex.

“That wasn’t the only challenge,” Mr. Phouc continued. “The backup solutions were complex and decentralized, and they didn’t provide features for CDP, ransomware protection and high-speed data recovery. They also didn’t provide monitoring and alerting, so our administrators spent hundreds of hours each month managing backup.”

Veeam backs up 64 TB of data across 140 virtual machines (VMs) and 24 physical machines in two locations and replicates between them for disaster recovery (DR). If disaster strikes, Veeam CDP ensures VM replicas are in a ready-to-start state. If ransomware strikes, Veeam protects backups from malicious intent or data deletion via a hardened Linux repository. Veeam also detects the initial stages of a ransomware attack by monitoring for suspicious activity.

“If we need to recover data for any reason, recovery takes minutes, not hours like the previous backup solutions,” Mr. Lam said. “Instant VM Recovery and Veeam Explorersfor Oracle and SQL Server reduce recovery time by 300%.”

Mr. Phouc said choosing Veeam has given the IT Department peace of mind. “If something goes wrong we know can restore data fast so the business can continue to operate. We also know we can extend Veeam data protection to the cloud if that is in our future.”

Veeam helps enterprises like HPG accelerate cloud adoption, actualize cloud savings and achieve DR and compliance goals through long-term retention and disaster readiness. Veeam protects any workload, anywhere.

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