Since 2007, LINKBYNET has provided a cloud computing solution called @gile®. This
platform as a service (PaaS) for outsourcing IT management enables LINKBYNET
clients to improve the availability and reliability of their infrastructures so they can
concentrate on their core business. LINKBYNET also provides clients with access to
technological experts 24x7 and disaster recovery (DR) services.
LINKBYNET’s @gile, which hosts servers virtualized on VMware vSphere and
Microsoft Hyper-V, required a DR solution that optimized virtual machine (VM)
backup and recovery. LINKBYNET wanted a solution that was easy to operate,
offered built-in replication, included innovative functionality and was cost-effective.
In 2012, LINKBYNET chose Veeam® Backup & Replication™ to protect clients’ VMs
on the @gile Canada platform. The increasing activity of North American clients
combined with their need for fast VM recovery necessitated the implementation of
virtualization-powered data protection. Veeam helps protects clients’ VMs and their
“Veeam takes advantage of the great potential offered by virtualization,” said
Matthieu Demoor, Manager of Marketing and Communications for LINKBYNET. “For
example, Veeam’s Instant VM Recovery feature completely satisfies our clients’ VM
recovery. From a partner’s perspective, deployment was a huge success because of
Veeam’s well-established procedures, documentation and rapid integration. Now
we have real-time, full control of VM backup and recovery. We can also verify the
recoverability of every backup.”
By including Veeam Backup & Replication in its cloud computing offering,
LINKBYNET provides virtualization-powered data protection for its clients that is
both high-performing and optimized for hybrid virtualized environments.
“We have simplified VM backup and recovery in our cloud,” Demoor said. “Our
service appeals to numerous clients, including industrial and manufacturing
companies who entrust it with the hosting and outsourcing of their applications
and web services. Companies that have already invested in computing platforms
hosted in datacenters also call upon LINKBYNET for remote control of their
information systems or application platforms.”
Additional LINKBYNET clients in North America operate in e-business, search engine
optimization, mobile telephony and government. “The reliability and performance
of Veeam permits LINKBYNET to satisfy the most demanding needs with rapid VM
backup and recovery, regardless of the volume of data to be protected, all while
keeping costs and complexity under control,” Demoor added.
With Veeam, LINKBYNET can also offer new services to clients. For example,
SureBackup® verifies the recoverability of every backup without disturbing the
production environment. Instant VM Recovery restarts a VM directly from a backup,
enabling administrators to recover a failed VM in approximately two minutes.
U-AIR™ (Universal Application-Item Recovery) recovers individual objects from any
virtualized application, and On-demand Sandbox runs a VM from a backup in an
isolated Virtual Lab for testing software patches or new application codes.