“ We needed a reliable and scalable backup solution that offered visibility into our backups ,” Hodgkiss said . “ We also wanted workload and license portability , enabling us to back up anything to anywhere , including a private cloud .”
Hodgkiss said he considered other options but selected Veeam ’ s backup solution because Veeam was the only one that met the company ’ s needs while adding additional capability .
“ Veeam Availability Suite was the only contender ,” he continued . “ I had prior knowledge of Veeam , and I knew its capabilities .”
The Veeam solution
Veeam provides Lindsay Australia with reliable and continuous data protection to support ontime deliveries . Veeam also validates and verifies backup recoverability to ensure Business Continuity , and it offers visibility and insight into the backup infrastructure through intelligent monitoring , reporting and capacity planning .
Provides reliable and continuous data protection to support on-time delivery “ Farmers depend on us to deliver their harvests quickly and efficiently , and we depend on Veeam for continuous data protection ,” Hodgkiss said . “ We know data is protected , recoverable and available to support on-time deliveries .”
Validates and verifies backup recoverability to ensure Business Continuity “ Veeam can restore critical data to our DR site in minutes ,” Hodgkiss said . “ We test our restore capability monthly to validate data integrity .”
Offers visibility and insight through intelligent monitoring and reporting Lindsay Australia has gained tighter control of the IT infrastructure because Veeam identifies issues that can be resolved before they escalate and impact operations .
Solution Veeam Availability Suite
• Provides reliable and continuous data protection to support on-time delivery
• Validates and verifies backup recoverability to ensure Business Continuity
• Offers visibility and insight through intelligent monitoring and reporting
“ Being in the logistics business means technology must be dynamic and agile ,” Hodgkiss said . “ It also means deliveries must be timely and accurate , so if that requires us to deploy a new IT system , we need to know data in that system will be backed up reliably . That ’ s why we chose Veeam . It ’ s dependable , scalable , easy to manage and provides continuous data protection .”
Veeam backs up and replicates 13.7 TB of data from Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( HPE ) Nimble Storage snapshots across 68 virtual machines ( VMs ) on premises to a Disaster Recovery ( DR ) site and off premises to a private cloud . Hodgkiss said one of the features he appreciates most about Veeam is SureBackup because it tests , validates and verifies backups are recoverable . SureReplica does the same for replicas .
“ Once we know data is recoverable , we also know we can recover it instantly , and that ’ s a key component of Business Continuity ,” he explained .
Hodgkiss and his colleagues use a Veeam feature called Instant VM Recovery to restore a whole VM in minutes , including the SQL VM supporting Microsoft Dynamics , which the company uses for enterprise resource planning .
Veeam Explorers for Microsoft Active Directory , Exchange and SQL Server enable fast objectlevel recovery .
Veeam also provides intelligent monitoring , reporting and capacity planning so the team can resolve
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