French catering company discovers the recipe for faster backups: HYCU


The MRS Groupe is a collective catering company providing high-quality catering services to corporate offices, cafeterias, hospitals, and restaurants across France. With more than 1,000 employees, the company manages more than 130 facilities.


To run its operations efficiently, the MRS Groupe relies heavily on its information systems. For backup and recovery, MRS Groupe was using PHD virtual backup software with Citrix XenServer and XenApp in a standard server/NAS/disk array architecture. But overnight backups were taking too long, extending into the next work day

“We chose to go with a 100% Nutanix environment because it enables us to evolve rapidly and efficiently, allowing us to compete effectively with other companies that have more resources and larger IT teams,” says Lias Kemache, Director of Information Systems for MRS Groupe.

As the only backup and recovery solution purpose-built for Nutanix, HYCU ticked all the boxes for MRS Groupe.


HYCU has been in use for more than six months, Lias Kemache says he could not be happier with his choice: “I am totally satisfied with HYCU.”

HYCU has completely solved MRS Groupe’s problem with long backup windows. “The backup speed is stunning,” Lias Kemache says, noting that file server backups went from 36 hours to just 2 hours. Restoration from snapshots is very fast as well to just minutes.


“Once the installation and setup is done there is not much to do except check email alerts to make sure the backups are done correctly.” – Lias Kemache, Director of Information Systems, MRS Groupe