WestLotto reduces backup and recovery times by up to 98 with Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage system

WestLotto is Germany’s largest lottery provider and the control centre for the transnational lottery Eurojackpot including 18 European countries. The company has been in operation for more than 60 years.

The 350 employees at the WestLotto headquarters in Münster look after more than 3,300 sales outlets and the internet gaming platform “westlotto.de”. These sales channels offer lottery products such as LOTTO 6aus49, instant lotteries and the Eurojackpot.

In 2017, WestLotto processed nearly 187 million game transactions.

WestLotto deals with vast sets of sensitive data on a daily basis, therefore the privacy requirements of the company are considerable.

The IT team, led by Dr. Frank Wallow, Department Head, IT Production, was keen to identify a solution which could renew the existing VM backup solution while increasing performance and reducing backup and recovery costs.

When looking for a new IT solution, Dr. Wallow’s team also wanted to:
• Help the company to develop new products faster;
• Be capable of cloning complex and interconnected IT systems, when required by the test department;
• Reduce backup and restore times while ensuring better service and availability.


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