Case Study – Storage
Katyani Plastic – Storage Solution
About Katyani Plastic Udyog
Manufacturers of Injection molded plastic components for all leading Automobile Manufacturers.
KATYANI PLASTIC UDYOG is a focused, dynamic and progressive company which specializes in manufacturing of small and medium plastic injection molded child parts and an extensive range of products catering to multiple industries, with automotive industry being the main industry served.
Use Case: Backup / DR
The customer is in the manufacturing industry for the automobile industry. For them, the data of the accounting system, internal software, ERPs, etc. is very important. They use one of the leading ERP systems customized for their use case only. They use Tally for their accounting system and other local software for their needs.
The customer was looking for a secure and cost-effective backup solution that could reduce the risk associated with data loss. This would allow the company to keep using the S3 Storage service for storing the data without losing it even accidentally, making it a reliable solution for storing the company’s data. Additionally, the customer wants a solution that has a minimum of downtime so that if any system failure occurs or accidental deletion takes place, it doesn’t result in a loss of productivity.
- They had the ERP users at multiple locations and offices.
- The critical data from individual systems should go to the cloud based storage system to lower the Hardware upfront investment on-premises. Storage needs to be scalable based on periodic data growths.
- As they are in the manufacturing industry, the stored data needs to be centrally accessed and made available from multiple remot locations/factories.
- Customer’s active production dataset requires concurrent millisecond performance.
Operisoft has proposed a solution to address the customer’s challenge by recommending the use of AWS cloud services like S3 Storage as a secure and dependable backup option for storing data backups over a long period of time.
- Created a centralized system to collect the important data that is required to be backed up.
- We still needed to backup the data from the individual systems from different locations via the internet.
- Identified seven different systems from where the backup was to be taken on S3 standard storage in AWS.
- S3 Standard storage was used, as archival was not a requirement, so no lifecycle transition was required. Access to the data should be immediate, additionally, the size of the data is not very huge.
- Deployed an UI for administrators to allow easy file browsing and verification of uploaded files.
- In alignment with the client’s specifications, AWS backup service was employed to safeguard the backups of their EC2 instances, the platform hosting their ERP system.
The solution devised by Operisoft has successfully transformed the customer’s data backup approach. By leveraging the Command Line Interface (CLI) for individual systems, the customer now benefits from a streamlined, trustworthy, and fortified backup process. Key outcomes include:
- Enhanced Security & Reliability: Utilizing AWS S3 Storage, the company’s data now resides in an environment renowned for its security and durability. This not only bolsters data protection but also ensures a robust foundation for the company’s digital assets.
- Operational Efficiency: With the implementation of S3 Backup, the company has witnessed marked improvements in productivity, cost-efficiency, and scalability, paving the way for future growth.
- AWS Cloud Benefits: The backup solution furnishes the customer with unmatched flexibility. This means they are well-equipped to handle exponential data growth without hassles. Moreover, S3 Backup’s intrinsic security features, encompassing encryption and tailored access controls, are an added assurance against potential data breaches.
- Data Retention & Recovery: Clear backup objectives have empowered the customer to set a retention period that aligns perfectly with the company’s operational blueprint. In the face of regional outages or unexpected disasters, S3 Backup stands as a resilient disaster recovery solution.
- Performance Metrics:
- Data Accessibility: The reliably stored data in S3 can be summoned whenever required, ensuring uninterrupted business operations.
- Scalability: Being apprised of S3’s scalable nature, the customer has elevated their deliverables to their OEMs.
- Future Archival Possibilities: Although there’s no immediate need for data archival, the flexibility offered by S3 storage classes, like Glacier, is on the customer’s radar for potential future utilization.
- Harnessing the CLI: The customer has seamlessly synchronized local data with S3 storage through CLI scripts, a testament to the power and simplicity of AWS tools.
- Recovery Time Objectives (RTO): A commendable 24-hour recovery timeline has been set for their application servers and storage content. For servers hosted on EC2, AWS backup has proven invaluable.
- Recovery Point Objectives (RPO): A swift 1-hour recovery has been achieved for data in the S3 bucket, and snapshot restoration for application servers stands testimony to the solution’s efficacy.