The Business Challenge
As a leader in the modified-release drug preparations industry, Huanghai
Pharmaceuticals has always attached great importance to the development
of IT. According to the company’s strategic plan, smart manufacturing
technologies will be adopted to improve production efficiency and
yields and achieve a high degree of integration for information and
Data has been always Huanghai Pharmaceuticals’ most valuable asset.
As the company continues to grow, the amount of data does too, so the
data security risks faced by the company’s information centers increase.
Huanghai Pharmaceuticals recognized that its existing traditional solution
was struggling to keep up with data protection demands. Unless the
company could back up data reliably and restore systems fast in the event of
a disaster, Huanghai Pharmaceuticals risked disruption to business continuity
and higher requirements for data recovery.
“The manufacturing industry has very high obligations for the continuous
protection of business systems,” said Kebo Hou, IT Director of Qingdao
Huanghai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. “We must protect vital systems
such as ERP applications from interruption. As our data volumes
grew, the extension of the backup windows also affected our business
performance, and we couldn’t restore data as quickly as we wanted to in
the event of systems failure.”
The Veeam solution
Huanghai Pharmaceuticals transformed its approach to data protection with
Veeam Backup & Replication. By opting to use VUL, the company benefited
from straightforward and versatile per-workload licensing.
“A key factor in our decision was that Veeam Backup & Replication does
not use agents to back up virtual machines (VMs), which helps us optimize
resource utilization,” said Hou. “We were also impressed by the rapid data
Today, Huanghai Pharmaceuticals uses Veeam Backup & Replication to
protect important business systems and production data, backing up dozens
of TB of data daily. The company does not need to prioritize workloads for
replication; instead, it backs up its entire environment with ease.
“Before, we had to pick the most important databases for frequent backups
to keep our backup windows within certain limits,” said Hou. “With Veeam
technology, we don’t have to compromise, and our backup success rate has
increased to more than 95%.”
Using Veeam Backup & Replication, Huanghai Pharmaceuticals gains greater
visibility of backups. As a result, the company has greater confidence in its
business resilience measures, and the IT team is free to spend more time on
“In the past, we had to check on backups regularly to make sure they
completed properly,” said Hou. “Veeam provides a daily report that gives us
instant insight into the status of all backups, putting our minds at rest. The
built-in error reporting system helped us resolve some minor issues soon
after implementation, and since then, everything has run smoothly.”
- Accelerated data recovery by 50% and shortened backup windows by
30%, contributing to exceptional business continuity
“With Veeam Backup & Replication, data recovery is accelerated by
50% so our business is better protected,” said Hou. “It helps us keep
manufacturing lines running reliably so we can maintain excellent service
- Reduced storage usage by up to 15%, cutting costs and freeing up
headroom for expansion
Veeam technology is helping Huanghai Pharmaceuticals optimize resource
utilization, which accelerates ROI.
- Enhanced scalability and interoperability with a range of workloads,
supporting the company’s growth strategy
As Huanghai Pharmaceuticals rolls out new applications to maintain its
competitive edge, Veeam will extend seamlessly to accommodate them.