The Business Challenge
With 200 years of history and a rich heritage of innovation and development, Tata Global Beverages Limited has evolved from an Indian tea farming company to a global organisation with a portfolio of well-known brands such as Tata Tea, Tetley, Good Earth Teas, Eight O’Clock and JEMČA. The company’s heritage of innovation includes virtualisation. Virtual machines (VMs) run critical applications that support 150 locations and 2,500 employees worldwide.
Tata Global Beverages chose VMware vSphere as its virtualisation platform because it wanted an efficient and agile IT infrastructure. The company chose Veeam® Backup Management Suite™ because it wanted comprehensive data protection and VMware management for its modern data centre.
“We combined Veeam and VMware because it’s a fact they work well together,” said Sabu Hameed, IT Infrastructure Architect at Tata Global Beverages Limited. “Our ultimate goal is business continuity, and the best way to guarantee business continuity is through high-speed recovery, visibility and control of the virtual infrastructure. Veeam gives us all that and more.”
The Veeam Solution
Veeam Backup Management Suite provides powerful, easy-to-use and affordable backup, recovery, replication, monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. Veeam gives Tata Global Beverages modern data protection and comprehensive control of its VMware environment.
Data protection comes in many forms with Veeam. For example, Tata Global Beverages can back up VMs to its HP storage as frequently as needed to meet recovery point objectives (RPOs). Backups consume only 25% of the HP storage because Veeam has built-in compression and deduplication. Tata Global Beverages uses Veeam replication to migrate VMs among locations and SureBackup® to automatically test backups by running VMs from them in an isolated Virtual Lab. Tata Global Beverages also found another way to use SureBackup by creating test environments for its VMs in the Virtual Lab.
In addition to providing modern data protection, Veeam Backup Management Suite gives Tata Global Beverages full control of its virtual environment. With integrated monitoring, advanced alerting, automated reporting, detailed documentation and capacity planning, Veeam provides comprehensive VMware management and control.
Hameed said 24x7 monitoring helps the company’s IT team identify and react to incidents quickly.
“Veeam lets us proactively monitor our resources, which helps reduce risk,” he explained. We can track the size of snapshots, and we can find out ahead of time if backup repositories are getting full. Veeam’s reporting capabilities are helpful too. We can track the status of backup and verification jobs, review backup performance and map our virtual infrastructure.”
Veeam’s capacity planning features help Tata Global Beverages examine trends, identify overcommitted resources and consider what-if modeling options. Reliable threshold forecasts and provisioning recommendations help the company make well-informed decisions regarding the health and growth of its VMware environment.
“We’ve used Veeam Backup Management Suite since day one of our virtualisation project,” Hameed said. “If you’re using VMware, you should be using Veeam too.”
Delivers data protection, visibility and control of VMware environment
Tata Global Beverages chose VMware vSphere to virtualise the physical servers in its data centre and Veeam Backup Management Suite to protect and manage the VMware environment. Veeam provides fast and reliable recovery, complete visibility of the backup and virtual infrastructures, advanced monitoring of backup jobs and resources, reporting and documentation of VMware performance, and availability and utilization of resources.
Provides fast, frequent backup to meet RPOs and quick recovery to meet RTOs
Veeam Backup Management Suite offers backup and recovery features that provide five-minute RPOs and RTOs for most organisations, including built-in replication, SureBackup, Instant VM Recovery® and U-AIR® (Universal Application-Item Recovery).
Offers comprehensive management of the virtual and backup infrastructures
Veeam Backup Management Suite provides powerful monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the virtual and backup infrastructures at Tata Global Beverages. Real-time monitoring helps with proactive troubleshooting and issue resolution. Automated and on-demand reporting deliver VMware health updates and capacity planning is made easier through trend analysis, provisioning recommendations and what-if modeling.