The Business Challenge
Türk Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş. (TEB) is partly owned by BNP Paribas SA, one of the largest international financial services groups in Turkey. Since it signed a joint venture agreement with BNP in 2005, TEB has aggressively expanded its network, which now includes more than 500 branches throughout the country.
The IT team at TEB manages the company’s IT infrastructure and develops applications. It also supports seven regional offices, the bank’s branches and 9,000 employees. The IT infrastructure includes a VMware vSphere environment of 700 virtual machines (VMs) that run mission-critical systems for daily operations such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and Sybase, as well as Web, email and file servers.
Since the IT team is considering the addition of Microsoft Hyper-V to the virtual environment, team members wanted backup software that would support both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. Unfortunately, the backup solution they used with VMware vSphere was not suitable for Microsoft Hyper-V. Backups did not complete overnight and continued into the next workday, disrupting employees’ productivity. Recovering a VM was also taking too long, so the team decided to find a faster, more dependable data protection and disaster recovery solution that would help ensure business continuity. The new solution would also have to support Hyper-V.
“Virtualization has become an indispensible necessity for enterprises,” said Ali Altunterim, Windows Systems Manager for TEB. “The ability to back up hundreds of virtual servers and restore them in a short period of time is vital. Being able to acquire data protection for multiple hypervisors, as well as replication, deduplication and compression in a single product, is a great advantage. That is why we chose Veeam.”
The Veeam Solution
Veeam® Backup & Replication™ provides fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. It unifies backup and replication in a single solution, increases the value of backup and reinvents data protection for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. If the IT team adds Microsoft Hyper-V to its infrastructure, team members will be able to protect all VMs from the same Veeam console.
Altunterim and his colleagues rely on Veeam Backup & Replication to back up their VMs onsite and replicate them to an offsite disaster recovery facility. “Time is money in the banking business, so we must be able to recover VMs quickly,” he said. “Veeam is four times faster for VM recovery than our previous backup solution. It used to take nearly four hours to recover a VM with our previous solution. With Veeam, it takes less than one hour.”
Veeam Backup & Replication offers built-in deduplication and compression, too, which decreases backup storage requirements by compressing backup and network traffic and eliminating duplicate blocks of data. “We’re seeing deduplication and compression ratios that are 60 percent better than our previous backup solution, which also saves money,” Altunterim said. “Veeam’s licensing model saves us money, as well. It’s more cost-effective than other products on the market because Veeam is licensed per CPU.”
Provides data protection for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V Veeam Backup & Replication offers a single solution for fast, efficient, reliable and affordable data protection of multi-hypervisor environments, such as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. If TEB adds Hyper-V to their infrastructure, it will be able to protect all VMs with a single product and from a single console, which minimizes cost and complexity.
Restores virtual machines 4X faster for business continuityVeeam’s Instant VM Recovery capability lets Altunterim and his colleagues restore an entire VM from a backup quickly and easily. They run a VM directly from a compressed and deduplicated backup file without having to extract the backup and copy it to production storage. They simply start the VM from the backup in the production environment or an isolated test environment that’s automatically created and managed for them.
Simplifies and minimizes operating costsVeeam Backup & Replication is much simpler and less expensive to maintain and license than other backup tools. It’s licensed per CPU socket and includes backup, replication, deduplication, multi-hypervisor support and centralized management in one cohesive solution. Veeam Backup & Replication provides the most comprehensive protection of virtual environments at a fraction of the price of other solutions.