The Business Challenge
Before installing the Veeam suite, the backups were made by a tape library. The
biggest challenge that the company encountered was being uncertain if the
backup would recover all the information and even if that was the case, if this
would be done in an acceptable time. The outages were infrequent, but when
they happened, it was extremely hard to recover the service due to the lack of
necessary technology to back up the complete virtual ones. For this reason,
an information retrieval entailed reinstalling the virtual one and recovering the
files of the protected directories, taking a long time without the certainty of
leaving the virtual server configured exactly the same. The main difficulty was
and continues to be minimizing the times of unavailability of service before an
incident to avoid the losses that these entail.
The Veeam Solution
The Veeam solution was presented by the company Géminis, which was already
a channel for Frávega on the company’s virtualization platform. When Veeam was
implemented, several events occurred which could have led to information loss.
For instance, after updating the OS in Windows, the applications stopped working
but thanks to Veeam’s Instant Recovery function, it was possible to recover the
service almost immediately. On the other hand, on many occasions the indexing
functionality was used to recover point files, such as, for example, configuration
of applications or files deleted by users in the file server. For Frávega, Veeam
Availability Suite is much more agile and efficient, since it does not only make
recoveries almost instantaneously but it also has several additional functionalities
such as making virtual technological migrations.
The main advantage that Veeam provides to Fravega in terms of business, is to
reduce the downtime of productive applications. By licensing the full suite, it is
possible to have all the functionalities at a much lower cost. Likewise, using Sure
Recovery the platform allows us to lower the times used for recovery tests by
automating them, making it possible to verify the consistency of the backups and
their correct recovery, automating tests on them.,/
- Flexibility in implementation, execution and use of the Veeam tool
Data Management solutions helped lower recovery times to almost immediately.
All this, thanks to the Veeam instant recovery function and the automatic restore
of the virtual to its original location, which enabled to continue providing service to
the user and provisioning the virtual from the backup storage. Additionally, Frávega
will be using the replication mode to replicate the virtual ones that host the different
applications used in the company from our primary site to the recovery site.
About Veeam Software
Veeam is the global leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available
Enterprise. Veeam Hyper-Availability Platform is the most complete solution to help
customers on the journey to automating data management and ensuring the Hyper-
Availability of data.