The Business Challenge
The IT infrastructure at Adria Mobil supports every business function. Before virtualizing the IT infrastructure, Adria Mobil had to be fully confident in its ability to back up, recover and manage virtual machines (VMs) to ensure 24x7 availability of every business function. Adria Mobil requires an always-on business.
Adria Mobil evaluated two data protection products, but each one had limited capabilities in a virtual environment. The first product wasn’t reliable, and the second product was too expensive because it required costly agents for each VM to be backed up.
Joze Fir, IT Systems Administrator at Adria Mobil, decided to take a different approach to finding a reliable, cost-effective data protection solution. He asked his peers.
“I was attending a virtualization seminar, so I asked the participants which backup solution they thought was the very best, and they suggested I try Veeam,” Fir said. “The results couldn’t have been more positive during our evaluation of Veeam. We knew right away this was an extraordinary solution. Veeam is simply the best.”
The Veeam Solution
Adria Mobil deployed Veeam® Backup Essentials™ to protect and manage 40 VMware vSphere VMs and ensure 24x7 access to every business function. With Veeam protecting its virtual environment, Aria Mobil is an always-on business.
“It’s obvious that Veeam was developed especially for virtualization because it’s so easy to install and use,” Fir said. “Now we understand why Veeam is #1 for backup and recovery.”
Veeam Backup Essentials is for organizations with small vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V environments (two, four or six CPU sockets) that need fast, reliable and affordable backup, recovery, replication, monitoring, reporting and capacity planning.
Veeam backs up VMs in Adria Mobil’s main data center to second data center through a storage-area network, assuring the highest backup speed and fast recovery. Veeam also backs up high-priority VMs to a colocation site for disaster recovery (DR). Adria Mobil uses Veeam’s Built-in WAN Acceleration to facilitate fast backup to the colocation site rather than investing in additional network bandwidth or a WAN acceleration appliance.
Veeam Backup Essentials provides Adria Mobil with several recovery capabilities, such as Instant VM Recovery®, which restarts a failed VM from a regular backup in minutes, and Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange, which provides instant visibility into Exchange backups and fast recovery of individual items such as emails.
“Veeam’s recovery options are impressive,” Fir said. “We are 100% confident that we can recover entire VMs, files and individual application items quickly. Our most common recoveries are ERP databases, Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and CAD/CAD 3-D designs. We have to be able to recover design files quickly for our product development department.”
Veeam Backup Essentials also provides advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for Adria Mobil’s backup infrastructure.
“Veeam monitors our backup repository,” Fir explained. “Veeam’s email notifications alert us to issues that we can resolve fast, such as low VM capacity and CPU utilization.”
Adria Mobil also relies on Veeam for automated and on-demand reporting. Fir’s favorite reports give him details on data store capacity and oversized VMs. Adria Mobil hasn’t used Veeam’s capacity planning features yet, such as trend analysis and what-if modeling.
“Veeam Backup Essentials is amazing, awesome and fast,” Fir said. “I tell everyone to evaluate Veeam because there are so many great things about it, from features and functionality to technical support. Veeam is an excellent solution.”
Ensures 24x7 availability of data
Adria Mobil’s business must be up and running at all times with 24x7 access to virtualized data and applications. Veeam Backup Essentials was the best data protection solution for Adria Mobil because it combines affordable and easy-to-use VM backup, recovery and management for the always-on business.
Provides reliable, high-speed recovery
Veeam Backup Essentials offers restore capabilities for every scenario including VM, file-level and application-item recoveries through Veeam’s agentless, wizard-driven user interface.
Delivers complete visibility through monitoring and reporting
Veeam Backup Essentials verifies that Adria Mobil’s VMs are configured for successful backups and assesses backup repository capacity requirements. Veeam also offers prebuilt alerts, real-time monitoring, advanced reporting and capacity planning.