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 DR strategies.
“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.