Veeam provides Sunwing with a single platform to protect all workloads from ransomware including cloud, virtual, physical and Software as a Service (SaaS). Veeam supports regulatory compliance with Transport Canada, provides annual cost savings and paves the way for additional cloud adoption.
“Veeam is a critical component of our business continuity and recovery plan because it protects data across platforms — whether it’s in Azure, Salesforce or on prem,” Reading said. “Data is backed up reliably, and we know we can restore it quickly in the event of a ransomware attempt.”
Veeam backs up more than 150 TB across hundreds of virtual machines in Microsoft Azure and both physical and virtual machines on premises to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage. To keep data safe from ransomware, Veeam encrypts backups and makes three copies. If Sunwing needs to recover data, Veeam Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure restores from a backup archived in Azure Blob.
“Veeam helps us meet regulatory requirements in three easy steps: data protection, data retention and eDiscovery,” Reading said. “If there’s an airline problem, for example, we would immediately lock down our data, so it is tamper-proof, and Veeam gives us the ability to do exactly that.”
Reading said one of his favorite Veeam features is flexible, portable licensing.
“The Veeam Universal License is a per-workload license, enabling us to save each year in backup costs,” he explained, “That level of flexibility also makes it cost-effective for us to consider additional clouds in the future. While currently dedicated to Azure, as we optimize applications we’ll look at hybrid cloud options like Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS). There’s no cloud lock-in with Veeam — it’s an extremely agile solution.”
Reading said agility is one of Veeam’s best attributes.
“We’re experiencing significantly higher travel volumes following the COVID-19 pandemic, and more employees are working from home, so agile data protection is a necessity. Veeam is an enterprise solution that ensures our business-critical data is always available.”