Queensland’s Outback is not for the faint of heart. People who live, travel and work there not only deal with life-threatening incidents like heart attacks, but they also deal with wildlife incidents like python bites.
“We’re grateful Veeam keeps our data protected, secure and accessible so our pilots and medical professionals have access to the information they need to fly to remote locations and treat seriously injured people,” Shaw said.
Veeam encrypts backups, offers immutability and provides continuous data protection across workloads, which not only protects data but also boosts ransomware resilience and supports compliance with the Privacy Act. In addition, Veeam provides the flexibility to land data wherever an organization chooses. That means the RFDS in Queensland is no longer locked into proprietary appliances that require additional costs.
Another way Veeam helps the RFDS save money is through flexible licensing. Veeam Data Platform Universal License is a simple per-workload license that protects all workloads everywhere. Veeam backs up 50 TB across 120 virtual machines and 15 physical machines to Azure and makes them immutable in Azure Blob Storage. Additionally, Veeam Scale-out Backup Repository™ offers tiering for archived storage, so RFDS can retain patient records and aircraft maintenance records more affordably. Veeam Data Platform is projected to save RFDS another $300,000 over seven years.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is cost efficient too. In the past, RFDS had one choice: capacity-based licensing, so as Microsoft 365 data grew, licensing costs did too. Veeam offers per-user licensing, so licensing costs only increase if the number of users increases. RFDS backs up 10 TB of Microsoft 365 data on premises and sends backup copies to AUCloud. As a leading Australian sovereign cloud provider, AUCloud helps RFDS maintain continual access to data and data sovereignty.
“As I mentioned, Veeam gives us the freedom and flexibility to land our data anywhere, so we chose AUCloud because they’re a trusted service provider to many nonprofits, government organizations and businesses in Canberra,” Shaw explained. “Partnering with AUCloud and switching to Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 was economical. We anticipate saving a total of $300,000 over seven years.”
Shaw said one of the best things about partnering with AUCloud is they are proactive, making his job easier.
“After alerting us to an issue, they resolve it quickly before it becomes a problem,” he explained. “Veeam is proactive too, as our account manager touches base regularly to see how things are going and offers to organize health checks with Veeam’s system engineers to assess our backup infrastructure and optimize costs. I know that if I call her in an emergency, she’ll muster resources quickly to provide assistance because Veeam has plenty of resources. We feel like we’re more than just a customer because Veeam cares about the wellbeing of our organization and the work we do.”