Backup Windows Reduced and Replication Issues Resolved for Global Sites
As Softtek has grown as a company, it has increased its global presence with locations in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The company is headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico and its internal systems are hosted there. “We back up our data on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly schedule. Our internal systems are hosted at our headquarters and our backup window was too long as we also had to coordinate backups across the globe at our operations in India which is 12 hours ahead of us, so that was an issue we need to resolve, and this was especially important in Spain as it is seven hours ahead and we need to back up our SAP data and due to time zone differences we had to stop working in Mexico at a certain point in the evening, and that left us with a very small window of only four hours to back up and stop the environment, if necessary.
“With our new ExaGrid Veeam solution, we achieved our goal of an eight-hour backup window and are able to run backup jobs across the globe whether they are done locally in Mexico, or in Brazil, Spain, or our other global locations,” said Marroquin. Not only does the IT team manage backup jobs in various locations, they also manage replication between sites. “Our previous solution did offer replication but we experienced many issues with that and it is much more streamlined since we switched to ExaGrid and Veeam,” said Eduardo Garza, Softtek’s global IT operations manager. “In addition, it takes much less time to restore data, which is something that everyone benefits from.”
ExaGrid writes backups directly to a disk-cache Landing Zone, avoiding inline processing and ensuring the highest possible backup performance, which results in the shortest backup window. Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups for a strong recovery point (RPO). As data is being deduplicated to the repository, it can also be replicated to a second ExaGrid site or the public cloud for disaster recovery (DR).