China International Marine Containers Ltd.

Industry: Manufacturing
Headquarters: Shenzhen, China
Employees: 51,000


As part of a digital transformation initiative, CIMC is moving all key business applications to the cloud, a shift it started by deploying a cloud-based ERP system. The company needed fast and reliable data protection for both on-premises and cloud-based data, as well as cost-effective replication of backups between the locations.


The company rolled out a Veritas NetBackupTM Appliance in its corporate data centre and a cloud-based instance of NetBackup using flexible Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage for short-term data retention. After two days, backups are transferred to Amazon S3 storage for longer-term retention. Replication between the data centre and AWS provides disaster recovery.

The outcome

CIMC turned to a solution from Veritas that replicates data between an on-premises appliance and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage. The solution satisfies disaster recovery concerns, while significantly improving efficiency of data protection companywide.

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At a glance


Significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for data protection and disaster recovery processes


Compliance with GB/T 20988-2007 achieved


66% lower bandwidth costs, thanks to NetBackup Auto Image Replication (AIR)


Disaster recovery achieved through data replication between on-premises data centre and cloud storage

Products/Services used

Veritas NetBackup