To avoid putting the brakes on company growth, Olímpica established brand-new backup and recovery operations using Veeam®. To ensure best practice, the company chose a Veeam partner, Redsis, to support the implementation.
“We looked at software from many different vendors and it was clear that Veeam was the ideal solution to support our new contingency planning,” said Aguirre. “We’ve worked with Redsis for more than 20 years, so they know our infrastructure inside out. They helped us run some tests to see what Veeam can do, and it worked perfectly for our requirements.”
Working with Redsis, Olímpica built a disaster recovery environment and used Veeam to configure and manage a new set of backup and replication policies. The company now saves copies of back-office data to disk and tape daily.
“Veeam has transformed our data protection capabilities,” said Villamil. “We’ve gone from no real DR environment and backup windows of 30 hours to making copies of 100% of our back-office data twice a day. It’s a game-changer for Olímpica and puts us in a great position going forward.”
Olímpica can now keep its extensive retail network synchronized more effectively and can restore data much faster. As a result, the company’s managers gain access to the latest insights, driving better decision-making.
“By cutting our backup windows to less than 24 hours, we’ve prevented them from over-running and affecting the business,” said Villamil. “Our IT service level has improved dramatically, too. In fact, we’ve increased our SLA for our back-office applications from 94% to 99% with Veeam, which impressed our business users.”
By taking advantage of greater data availability enabled by Veeam, Olímpica is boosting operational efficiency. The company is giving its growing userbase of 8,000 people the tools to work to their full potential.
“Before Veeam, we didn’t always get our automatic orders generated overnight,” said Villamil. “That meant our supply chain teams would start the day with an incomplete order sheet, which led to time-consuming manual workarounds. Thanks to Veeam, we’ve solved that problem, so our production lines can run without delay.”
Olímpica is now better prepared for the unexpected, a valuable capability for a company that is thriving in a competitive sector.
“Cybersecurity is a growing priority for us, as we know no company is immune from attack,” said Aguirre. “With Veeam, we have immutable backups, giving us an amazing level of protection. Next, we plan to kick off our journey to cloud, which will give us the ability to move data between platforms. As Olímpica brings new locations and products to our customers, we’re delighted to have a trustworthy data protection solution like Veeam behind the scenes.”