Story of LOTOS

Founded in 2003 LOTOS Group is the second largest fuel refinery in Poland employing 7 thousand specialists. It is also the sole producer of hydrocarbons within Poland’s Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic Sea. The Group’s core business is the production and processing of crude oil, as well as wholesale and retail sale of oil products, such as fuels (unleaded gasoline, diesel oil and light fuel oil), heavy fuel oil, bitumens, aviation fuel, naphtha, propane-butane LPG and base oils. The refinery of Grupa LOTOS in Gdańsk is one of the newest and most advanced refineries in Europe, both in terms of its technological set-up and environmental footprint.

The mission of the LOTOS Group is to pursue innovation and sustainable growth in the areas of hydrocarbon exploration, production, processing and in the trading of products that meet the most stringent quality standards in a manner which guarantees continuous growth in shareholder value. LOTOS puts the emphasis on full customer satisfaction, ongoing development of employees and capitalization on their capabilities. As a company, LOTOS is responsible towards society, environmentally friendly and compliant with the energy security policy.

From the very beginning we faced the issue of backup large Exchange .pst files. Problem was caused by differential PC platforms, long distance to cover that all helpdesk challenges and LAN difficulties among all gas stations in the country. Storware was to solve data safety and restore as the primary function and delivered users easy to use GUI. It had the strong impact on IT helpdesk costs and service delivery time.
Second thing, of no lesser importance, was the size of the Exchange Data stored in temporary folders during backup. It was especially painful for the older personal computers. Fortunately Storware KODO can be customized to send the backup in memory, directly to Spectrum Protect without temporary folders.
Last thing we solved were proper or rather Lotos’ customized excludes and includes.

Storware KODO flexibility was the answer for all these problems. Over 200 Lotos’ gas stations have got the solution for data safety, data restore and the answer for previous days problems.

“In simple words – Spectrum Protect combined with Storware KODO creates the value we just need…” – Maciej Kepczyński, IT Officer, Lotos Paliwa

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