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New Backup System Solves Legacy Problems

Midea's outdated IT infrastructure in some sites could no longer keep pace with company's growth, putting operational reliability at risk. The legacy data backup system could not backup at some production sites. Some sites were still using the x86 server’s local hard disks as the backup media, resulting in limited backup size. The existing backup system was inefficient.

  • Huawei
    Huawei is a global leader of ICT solutions. Huawei's strategy in the enterprise domain focuses on close cooperation and integration with partners to deliver a wide range of highly efficient customer-centric ICT solutions and services that are based on a deep understanding of customer needs. In line with their portfolio covers enterprise networking, unified communications & collaboration (UC&C), Cloud Computing & data center, enterprise wireless, network energy and infrastructure services.
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • The Midea Group is one of the largest white goods household appliance manufacturers and exporters in China. Midea Group has approximately 135,000 employees and more than 60 branches outside of China, selling products in more than 200 countries.
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  • Huawei’s solution replaced the outdated servers at the three production sites with Huawei’s RH2288 V2 servers and used software to virtualize the servers to improve the utilization of server resources and simplify device Operation and Maintenance (O&M). Midea also deployed one Huawei VTL6900 with an all-in-one architecture and a maximum of 48 TB capacity as the backup media.

    Software Components
    - Symantec Backup Exec 2010 software
  • Impact #1
    [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
    Impact #2
    [Data Management - Data Security]
    Data reliability and security enables Midea to generate data sets and utilize them in an actionable way.
    Impact #3
    [Efficiency Improvement - R&D]
    Ongoing application development and improvements are relatively quick and inexpensive to implement due to the system's flexibility.
  • Benefit #1
    The VTL6900 improves the efficiency of massive small file backup to a maximum of 2.34 TB per hour.
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