Mobile voice services provider chooses HYCU backup and recovery

November 27, 2019

Phonect AS is a European provider of communications solutions for corporate customers.

Recognized for innovative mobile, VoIP and conferencing solutions, the company has its own cloud-based platform.

Established in 2004, Phonect AS is based in Oslo, Norway.


In an effort to improve storage scalability and future-proof its IT infrastructure, Phonect AS migrated from VMware to Nutanix. The goal was to simplify overall IT operations on to a single Nutanix platform.

Phonect had been using Veeam for backup and recovery, but the switch to Nutanix would require changing licensing and added complexity. “Going ahead with Veeam on Nutanix didn’t make sense to us,” says Phonect Operations Manager Ivelin Ivanov.

After attending Nutanix .NEXT London, Ivanov met other Nutanix users who were using HYCU backup and recovery for Nutanix. They suggested he check out HYCU. Speaking with HYCU, Ivanov says he recognized the value of HYCU’s native Nutanix integration right away. Following a proof-of-concept, he gave the go-ahead for full implementation of HYCU. “HYCU made sense because it was a perfect fit for Nutanix,” Ivanov says.


Being purpose-built for Nutanix has its advantages, allowing a seamless user experience.

“It’s like just another appliance on Nutanix,” Ivanov says. “It doesn’t require separate hardware or separate power or space to run.” Deployment was fast and easy, he adds. “We had the HYCU instance running, the storage connected and the first Nutanix cluster backed up in less than an hour. Updates just happen.”

With a “single pane of glass” for all Nutanix clusters, HYCU simplifies backup and recovery management. “We now have a good overview of the entire infrastructure,” Ivanov says.

There was a dramatic acceleration of Phonect’s backup and recovery performance.

“It’s not I/O intensive and it performs incremental snapshots, so it doesn’t put much pressure on the workload while it’s performing backups,” Ivanov says of HYCU. “That’s a big difference from Veeam.”

“HYCU made sense because it was a perfect fit for Nutanix,” Ivelin Ivanov, Operations Manager, Phonect AS

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