The Business Challenge
Inversis Banco specializes in investment services to individuals and institutions. All services are provided in a web environment, which means two of the bank’s greatest assets are the speed and responsiveness of its systems.
Before the bank implemented Veeam Backup & Replication, the VMware backup process was long and laborious. “Backups took six to eight hours and required us to work during the weekends,” explained Pedro Luis Alfonso, Wintel Platform Manager for Inversis Banco. “To make matters worse, we never knew if our backups were truly successful and whether or not we could recover every virtual machine (VM). When we were able to recover a VM, it took at least 90 minutes. In our business, we must recover a VM very quickly to maintain productivity.”
The Veeam Solution
Now Inversis Banco relies on Veeam Backup & Replication for all data protection and disaster recovery needs. “Veeam has so much more functionality than its competitors,” Alfonso said. “The two most important features to Inversis Banco are SureBackup™ and Instant VM Recovery.”
Before implementing Veeam Backup & Replication, Alfonso said he and his colleagues never knew for sure if backups had been successful and were useful. “That was especially frustrating after we spent six to eight hours on the backup process. Now it only takes 90 to 120 minutes with Veeam, and we have peace of mind. That’s because Veeam automatically verifies the recoverability of every backup.”
Recovering a VM is much quicker now as well because Veeam restores an entire VM from a backup file in minutes. “It used to take us 90 minutes to recover a VM, but now it takes approximately 20 minutes with Veeam,” Alfonso said. “We also can recover a file from inside a virtual disk of any virtual machine we backed up.”
This feature in Veeam Backup & Replication is called U-AIR™ (Universal Application- Item Recovery), and it allows the IT team at Inversis Banco to recover individual items from any virtualized application, on any operating system, without additional backups, agents or software tools. It also eliminates the need for expensive special-purpose tools and extends granular recovery to all applications. For Inversis Banco, this includes Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Server Administration Tools.
Backup speed increases by 75 percent; backups verified every time
Before Veeam Backup & Replication was implemented at Inversis Banco, the backup process took six to eight hours and required the IT team to work on weekends. Now it takes 90 to 120 minutes with Veeam, which reduces administrative time and cost.
In addition, Veeam Backup & Replication automatically verifies the recoverability of every backup, of every VM, every time. SureBackup eliminates uncertainty and sets a new standard in data protection for Inversis Banco.
Full virtual machine restore speed increases by 83 percent
Veeam’s Instant VM Recovery enables the IT team at Inversis Banco to restore an entire VM from a backup file in 15 minutes. This process took 90 minutes before Veeam was implemented.
Enables quick recovery of individual objects from any virtualized application
Before implementing Veeam Backup & Replication, the IT team couldn’t recover individual items from any virtualized application on any operating system, without additional tools. Now the team relies on U-AIR to recover any file on any VM that has been backed up.