Adventist Risk Management®, Inc. is the official insurance and risk management company for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Adventist ministries. The company provides insurance products and innovative risk management solutions for Adventist ministries worldwide. The company had recently rebuilt its data center environment from its legacy blade servers to a 100% Nutanix environment that consolidated computing, networking and storage infrastructure. They needed a backup and recovery strategy that took full advantage of Nutanix’s benefits.
Tony Vargas, Vice President and CIO at Adventist, had heard good things about HYCU and decided to trial it with a full proof of concept in his company’s environment. The HYCU difference was apparent right away. “It installed so quickly,” Vargas recalls. “Deployments with other products could take weeks or months. We had HYCU up and running in minutes. ”Vargas notes that a key difference between HYCU and other backup products is that HYCU is purpose-built for Nutanix, rather than retrofitted, “So it works like it’s supposed to work.”
“Imagine going from 16 portals to manage our environment to one. It was incredible,” Vargas says. “Things that are so complicated to do in traditional backup products are very simple and intuitive in HYCU.HYCU requires just one virtual server versus the 20 servers required by their previous backup product. HYCU enables users to take advantage of powerful capabilities like Nutanix Files.
“It’s shocking how little overhead HYCU requires. By implementing HYCU, we nearly doubled our capacity in Nutanix,” Tony Vargas, VP and CIO, Adventist Risk Management