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Iskratel achieves 100% data recovery and restore success with OpenText Data Protector

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Iskratel is a leading European ICT provider that specializes in the digital transformation of various industries, including telecommunications, transport, public safety, and energy. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Kranj, Slovenia. Iskratel researches, develops, and manufactures telecommunication equipment solutions. Their product portfolio includes broadband products, fiber termination and network extension devices, home gateways, modems, IADs, business gateways, set-top boxes, hybrid OTT media centers, and more. The company has a global footprint with operations in more than 50 countries. It caters to a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing & industrial, broadband.  

Iskratel’s challenges  

  • Digital Transformation: Iskratel aimed to support digital transformation and a move towards the cloud with a sophisticated strategy for both physical and virtual data protection and storage. 
  • Data Growth: With data storage requirements increasing by 20 to 30 percent annually, managing data backup became a strategic issue. 
  • Storage Optimization: The company sought to optimize its storage strategy and licensing for Data Protector, which had been in use for many years. 
  • Infrastructure Integration: Iskratel needed a backup solution that could integrate with its hybrid environment, including Azure Cloud, HPE StoreOnce, and support various OS platforms. 

Iskratel’s evaluation of Data Protector 

Iskratel used comprehensive criteria to assess backup solutions, focusing on remote office protection, public cloud backup (Azure), and restoring very old data (8+ years). 

  • Infrastructure Compatibility: The solution had to integrate well with Iskratel’s infrastructure, including HPE StoreOnce, VLS9000, and LTO tapes for long-term archiving. 
  • Vendor Comparison: Iskratel compared Data Protector with other market alternatives, considering investment costs, licensing models, support, functionality, and special features like cloud and SAP compatibility. 
  • Decision for Data Protector: Iskratel chose Data Protector for its reliability, integration capabilities, and the support received from Micro Focus (now OpenText), optimizing their licensing structure with an upgrade. 


The Data Protector solution 

  • Data Recovery: Iskratel achieved a 100% data recovery and restore success rate with Data Protector. 
  • TCO Optimization: The solution provided a cost-effective Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for both 3 and 5 years. 
  • Flexible Integration: Data Protector offers flexible licensing and integration with Iskratel’s existing infrastructure, including HPE StoreOnce and VLS9000. 
  • Future Plans: Iskratel aims to implement cloud backup and optimize virtual environment backup, utilizing Data Protector’s reporting and dashboards for data-driven decisions. 

“We chose Data Protector as that meets all our physical and virtual data storage requirements. It provides great integration with our existing infrastructure, and we received excellent support from Micro Focus (now OpenText) during the evaluation and decision process.” 

Anton Kavcic, IT Director, Iskratel 

Iskratel’s commitment to digital transformation and efficient data management positions them well for future advancements in ICT. 


Outcomes for Iskratel: 

  • 100% data recovery and restore success rate 
  • 3 and 5 years TCO 
  • Fully integrated backup solution 
  • Flexible licensing model for physical and virtual backups 

“Our ongoing support for Data Protector is serving us well. The easy-to-use interface means it’s cost-effective to manage, and we are confident of both a three- and five-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). We also achieve excellent success rates in our backups.” 

Anton Kavcic, IT Director, Iskratel 

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