Mays Business School relies on Veeam Availability Suite to ensure that its students, faculty and staff can always access the data they need. Plus, with Veeam Universal License (VUL), the organization gains the benefit of simple and future-proof licensing.
“Veeam being at Mays Business School predates my own time at the organization, so we’ve been using the solution successfully for a long time,” said Perry. “If Veeam hadn’t been in use when I got here, I would’ve brought it in; in my experience, there is no better backup and replication technology.”
Today, Mays Business School uses Veeam to back up 100 virtual machines (VMs) across 10 physical servers incrementally each day. The organization stores backups at its three data center sites, with two located on the main campus, and one in Houston.
“The beauty of Veeam is that it was built to back up virtualized environments,” said Perry. “This agentless backup feature is a total game-changer since it means we don’t have to update the agents on each of our 100 VMs. Veeam was one of the first data protection companies to bring in that feature, and in our view, they still do it best. We now keep replica snapshots of our environment at our main campus for fast recovery in the event of a disaster.”
Using Veeam, Mays Business School can adapt its data backup and retention policies to suit changing business needs. For example, the school recently doubled how long it retains file server and Laserfiche data.
“Veeam offers us a single point of control that drives down the time we spend worrying about backups to almost zero,” said Spiller. “We often get requests from researchers to restore file server data they have accidentally deleted, and now we’re covered by an extra insurance policy for important work. Plus, our Laserfiche data, which includes essential items such as employee contracts and business workflow documentation, is saved for even longer, helping our human resources and finance teams keep the school running effectively.”
With a hardware-agnostic data protection solution that enables comprehensive backups for all workloads, Mays Business School is in a strong position to keep important information protected, whatever the future may bring.
“It’s great that we don’t have to factor Veeam into our hardware decisions, since we know it works with anything,” said Spiller. “We don’t know what the future holds, but we’re confident that Veeam can pivot to whichever strategic direction we go in. With Veeam, you just set it up and it runs, which allows us to focus on furthering the mission of Mays Business School.”