In Veeam, Aerospacelab gained versatile, full- featured data protection capabilities, helping it on the way towards becoming a leading global satellite manufacturer and operator.
“Veeam gives us centralized control and visibility for backup and restore of all our data,” said Benjamin Colart. “For example, we use it to back up all our databases, including MongoDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL, plus our Microsoft 365 environment. We rely on Kubernetes to support our agile development processes for satellite design. With Kasten K10 from Veeam, we get native data protection for our containerized applications, too.”
Aerospacelab adopted the 3-2-1-1-0 rule championed by Veeam, retaining three copies of data on two different media, one of which is stored off-site and one that is kept offline, and checking regularly that there are zero errors after backup recoverability verification. Using Veeam, the company backs up data weekly, monthly and yearly, and currently retains all data as immutable backups.
Already, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 has proved itself an invaluable tool for Aerospacelab. The company recovered a Microsoft SharePoint intranet instance after human error led to accidental deletion of some important data.
Today, Aerospacelab is using Kasten K10 to back up 10 VMware Tanzu Kubernetes clusters. By combining Kasten K10 with ultra-cyber-resilient storage, the company gains multiple levels of protection for its development environments.
“Kasten K10 gives us tight control of data that helps us meet the full range of our customers’ data policies,” said Benjamin Colart. “At the same time, it includes built-in features that accelerate our development processes. For example, we can restore data directly from an archive backup, which speeds up backup testing significantly. The tight integration with VMware — which is a given for all solutions from Veeam — is another great advantage.”
Aerospacelab is now gearing up for the next phase of its transformation, which will include attaining ISO 27001 Certification. As the company continues to win new business, it is scaling up its Veeam deployment to ensure its data — and the competitive advantage it represents — always remains protected.