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Naturgy Argentina Chooses Veeam to Drive Digital Transformation and Mitigate Risk of Cyberattacks

Utility company accelerates disaster recovery and facilitates off-site backups, protecting mission-critical online and mobile services.

Buenos Aires/Argentina, May 25, 2022: Veeam Software, the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, today announced that Naturgy selected Veeam Availability Suite to deliver rock-solid data protection for customer-facing services.

Part of a multinational group operating in 20 countries, Naturgy distributes natural gas to businesses and more than 1.6 million residents in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To maintain outstanding services through the pandemic and beyond, the company embarked on a digital transformation: replacing in-person and paper-based processes with online and mobile journeys. To enable these capabilities, the company leverages an on-premises infrastructure comprising 188 Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) and 65 Hewlett Packard Enterprise bare-metal servers.

In the shift to digital services, ensuring 24.7.365 availability was crucial. However, the company’s previous data protection system — IBM Spectrum Protect — made it complex and time-consuming to manage backups and restore services in the event of a disaster.

“Cyberattacks on utility companies are becoming increasingly common,” said Maria Fricher, a member of the Systems and Architecture Technology team at Naturgy. “To avoid falling victim cyber threats, we targeted a more effective approach to data protection.”

Naturgy selected Veeam Availability Suite as its new data protection platform and worked with local partner Commit IT to deploy and configure the solution within just a few weeks. “Even though the Veeam solution is really easy to use, we don’t have to compromise on functionality,” said Fricher. “We can protect our VMs and physical servers from data loss and cyberattacks from a single point of control. We can also create off-site backups to our disaster recovery site automatically.”

Today, Naturgy has cut the time required to manage backup processes. Crucially, the company can restore its business applications faster in the event of an unplanned outage or cyberattack — helping to ensure its digital services are always online.

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Veeam is the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. The company provides a single platform for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments. Veeam customers are confident their apps and data are protected from ransomware, disaster and harmful actors and always available with the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful platform in the industry. Veeam protects 450,000 customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 70% of the Global 2,000. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in more than 30 countries, Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 35,000+ technology partners, resellers and service providers and alliance partners. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on LinkedIn @veeam-software and Twitter @veeam.