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Regione Campania minimizes data recovery time to protect citizen services

Thanks to Veeam, we can maintain data integrity in almost any scenario. Immutable backups help keep our data out of the hands of cybercriminals, while rapid data recovery helps us bounce back fast.
Fabio De Paolis
Data Center Manager — Special Office for Growth and Digital Transition, Regione Campania

The Business Challenge

Campania is home to stunning landscapes, thrilling history, and incredible food. Most ofthe region’s inhabitants and visitors barely give a thought to the public services that make society function effectively. But behind the scenes, Regione Campania’s employees work diligently to provide the best possible value for public funding.

“At the heart of Regione Campania is a data- intensive IT infrastructure that must run without interruption,” said Fabio De Paolis, Data Center Manager — Special Office for Growth and Digital Transition at Regione Campania. “We support all the organization’s departments — including public transport, sanitation, health and welfare — which involves coping with fast-growing data.”

In addition to data growth, Regione Campania is also grappling with the escalating risk of cyberattack. Recognizing that public services are a popular target for cybercriminals and that attacks are getting more sophisticated, the organization is always looking to improve its ability to recover from disaster.

“A successful ransomware attack could have catastrophic consequences for Campania,” said Vincenza Anna Leano, Capacity and Continuity Manager & Backup and Storage infrastructure Manager at Regione Campania. “As a public administration, we invest a lot in improving our cyber-resilience measures. We wanted a cost- effective, easy-to-use data protection solution for our virtualized IT environment that could enhance our ability to keep services running no matter what.”

The Veeam Solution

Regione Campania seized the opportunity to better protect essential public services with Veeam. Today, the organization backs up more than 2,000 virtual machines and one petabyte of data using the new solution.

“We selected Veeam because it offers the most versatile and advanced data protection toolset at a very competitive price,” said Fabio De Paolis. “Our organizational policy dictates that we need to maintain a diversified IT environment. For our virtualized IT systems, Veeam is the very best data protection solution available.”

In just 10 days, Regiona Campania had Veeam up and running. The organization’s IT team set different backup policies according to how critical workloads are to service continuity, allowing them to balance performance and cost-efficiency.

“We were very impressed by how quickly and easily we were able to deploy, test and put Veeam into production,” said Vincenza Anna Leano. “In a 10-day period we rolled out immutable backups, monitoring and disaster recovery capabilities. The integration with our IT environment was extremely straightforward.”

Regione Campania now carries out regular testing of its ability to back up and recover data using Veeam, from individual files to very large databases. Invariably, Veeam delivers exceptional results, giving the organization confidence that it can maintain a high level of service for citizens.

“Veeam is super-fast: it only needs seconds to recover a file and a few minutes for bigger volumes of data,” said Vincenza Anna Leano. “We have dramatically increased the backup success rate too, putting our minds at rest that all our virtualized systems are well-protected.”

With increased visibility of its backup infrastructure due to Veeam, Regione Campania can respond more effectively in the event of a disaster. In particular, the organization is better able to keep its data safe from cybercriminals.

“Thanks to Veeam, we can maintain data integrity in almost any scenario,” said Fabio De Paolis. “Immutable backups help keep our data out of the hands of cybercriminals, while rapid data restore helps us bounce back fast. As a result, we can minimize the impact of disasters on the people of Campania, who depend on us to keep vital services running no matter what.”

The Results

  • Enabled recovery of individual files in seconds, and larger data volumes in minutes, supporting exceptional citizen services 24/7. 
    Regione Campania can now better protect the people of Campania from the impact of disasters.
  • Reduced failed backups, helping to virtually eradicate the risk of data loss. 
    Adopting Veeam has improved the backup success rate for Regione Campania’s virtualized IT systems dramatically, ensuring that no byte of data slips through the net.
  • Strengthened the organization’s cybersecurity posture with immutable backups that can be rapidly restored. 
    By investing in Veeam, Regione Campania reduced the risk of a successful cyberattack thanks to a combination of immutable backups and rapid data recovery.

Company:

Regione Campania provides essential services to the citizens of Campania, one of the most densely populated areas of Italy. With more than 5.8 million inhabitants, the region is divided into four provinces and the metropolitan city of Naples.

Challenge:

Millions of people call the vibrant region of Campania in Italy home, and millions more visit from around the world each year. To keep this one-of-a- kind area running smoothly, Regione Campania relies on business-critical IT applications to plan, coordinate and deliver a range of essential services, including public transport, sanitation, health and welfare.

Results:

  • Enabled recovery of individual files in seconds, and larger data volumes in minutes, supporting exceptional public services 24/7.
  • Reduced failed backups, helping to virtually eradicate the risk of data loss.
  • Strengthened the organization’s cybersecurity posture with immutable backups that can be rapidly restored.