Virtualization and private cloud
By 2013, Zyme embraced virtualization. Working with Sungard AS and VMWare, the firm introduced N+1 redundancy and high availability with a clustered environment. With offsite tape backups, its RPO dropped to 12 hours and RTO to 5 days. Hardware deployment times were reduced to 4 weeks. It was an advance, but still required a considerable upfront IT investment.
Two years later, Zyme was ready to enter the next phase: Sungard AS private cloud. By introducing a private cloud with Cisco, NetApp, and VMware, the firm now had an agile, robust, flexible, and high-performing infrastructure. With backups encrypted to disk, it now had an RPO of just 4 hours and an RTO of 12 hours. Hardware deployment times fell to 10 days. There’s a single-sign-on process. And it has reduced the total cost of ownership by eliminating upfront investments.
As Zyme’s private cloud provider, Sungard AS eliminated hardware liability while accelerating its ability to spin up new virtual machines as necessary. “Now, our environment is more agile, robust, flexible, and high performing,” says Shete.