Easily Managed Solution Inspires Confidence
Feindel installed ExaGrid appliances in eight of Freudenberg Medical’s locations worldwide, retaining Veeam as the company’s backup application. He found the installation process to be very straightforward at all of the various locations. “I had the ExaGrid appliances drop shipped to each of our facilities, and one of our
local help desk staff racked and cabled each one. I worked with my ExaGrid support engineer who set up the systems, updated the firmware, and got everything running and configured according to best practices. Overall, installation went very smoothly.
“Backing up Freudenberg’s systems is one of my most critical responsibilities, and that was keeping me up at night when I first started in my position. Once we had ExaGrid in place, I could focus on improving service rather than worrying every night about whether a server would crash and what I’d do about it. I trust ExaGrid, which is more than I can say for some of the backup tools that I’ve used in the past.”
Currently, each of Freudenberg Medical’s systems replicates to a system at one of the other seven locations. “One of the selling points of ExaGrid is that you can just add another appliance to an existing system for additional storage capacity. We’re planning to expand an ExaGrid system at one of our West Coast sites, which will then become the DR site for our main office.”
Feindel finds that ExaGrid’s GUI makes it easy to monitor backups at Freudenberg Medical’s many locations. “I see them all in one web-based dashboard. I can check it in the morning to make sure all is well and then go about my day. It’s helpful to see everything in one place.”