ExaGrid-Veeam Solution Protects Township’s Critical Data
Harris backs up the Township’s data regularly, which consists of all types of data—including taxation software, water-billing software, public records, building permits, planning applications, public works documents, road information, GIS data, and marriage licenses—critical data is required to keep their municipality operational.
She has been impressed with the backup and restore performance that the combined ExaGrid-Veeam provides. “When I have needed to restore VMs from the ExaGrid system, the speed of restoration has increased incredibly from this product.”
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).
ExaGrid and Veeam can instantly recover a file or VMware virtual machine by running it directly from the ExaGrid appliance in the event that the file is lost, corrupted or encrypted or the primary storage VM becomes unavailable. This instant recovery is possible because of ExaGrid’s Landing Zone – a high-speed disk cache on the ExaGrid appliance that retains the most recent backups in their complete form. Once the primary storage environment has been brought back to a working state, the VM backed up on the ExaGrid appliance can then be migrated to primary storage for continued operation.