To ensure clinicians can always access the data they need to provide exceptional patient care, Enloe chose Veeam. The hospital’s IT team was won over by a range of factors.
“We considered solutions from a range of reputable data protection vendors,” said Addington. “Veeam was the clear standout. In our assessment, the Veeam solution ranked highest on reliability and ease of management. We were in the process of virtualizing our environment at the time, and Veeam is simply the best option for protecting virtual servers.”
Working with Dasher Technologies, a Converge company, and Veeam engineers, Enloe rolled out its new data protection solution with minimal disruption. The hospital now uses Veeam to back up a complex array of virtual and physical servers, which hosts approximately 150 applications. Using Veeam, Enloe does a monthly test restore of all data.
“We use Veeam to take daily snapshots of all our servers, with 15 incremental backups of our transactional systems each day,” said Addington. “We store one of those backups on-site and another at our off-site data center. At least once a week, we copy backups to tape and more often for our critical servers. Our current backup policy wouldn’t be possible without Veeam. And best of all, we can run a test restore whenever we want, giving us peace of mind that we know exactly what recovery will look like in the event of a disaster.”
Building on its success with Veeam, Enloe decided to deploy Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365. Employees throughout the hospital depend on Outlook for email and calendar capabilities, while back-office staff rely on Teams and SharePoint for everyday collaboration.
“As soon as we purchased Microsoft 365 licenses, we turned to Veeam to protect the environment,” said Addington. “We looked at other providers, but Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 ties in perfectly with our current approach to data protection because of it offers easy integration and straightforward management, so it was the natural choice.”
Enloe is now exploring backing up data to the cloud using Veeam. The hospital is also considering a future without tape backups.
“The next step for us might be backing up Microsoft 365 to Microsoft Azure,” said Addington. “We’re also considering AWS. The beauty of Veeam is we know that it will work seamlessly with either. And Veeam immutable backups offer an appealing alternative to tapes, which would mean less manual effort and risk. With Veeam, we’re achieving our goal of empowering our healthcare professionals to deliver the patient-centered care that sets Enloe apart.”
“Today’s technology world is plagued with bad-actors who relentlessly target healthcare organizations and their data,” said Christopher Webb, Director, IT Infrastructure and Service Operations at Enloe Medical Center. “Gone are the days of only worrying about accidental file deletion or corruption. Preparing and defending against these evil-doers is a must – the Veeam solution has enabled us to do precisely that.”