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Wilden Pump Improves Data Protection With Riverbed and Veeam
Pump Manufacturer Speeds Backup and Recovery; Saves More Than $100,000 Annually and Simplifies Management of Virtual Backups
By: Marketwire .
Dec. 11, 2012 09:01 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA and COLUMBUS, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- To securely speed backup data to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Wilden Pump deployed solutions from Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, and Veeam Software, innovative provider of backup, replication, and virtualization management solutions for VMware vSphere and Hyper-V. By combining Riverbed® Whitewater® appliances with Veeam Software's Backup & Replication v6, backups to the cloud are now completed in one easy step. As a result of the deployment, Wilden Pump has reduced storage requirements by more than seven times and management of backup operations by 30 percent. The reduced storage requirements and simplified management save Wilden Pump more than $100,000 annually in cloud storage fees while improving the overall efficiency of its disaster recovery (DR) processes, leading to more reliable data protection.
Wilden Pump's parent company, Pump Solutions Group (PSG), has multiple facilities around the world, including China, France, Germany, India, and the United States, that deliver value-added pumps and systems to serve customers requiring safe, reliable, and efficient transfer of critical and valuable materials. The company operates several leading global pump brands, each with their own DR and storage processes that the company integrated into a common IT infrastructure. As a subsidiary of PSG, Wilden Pump is responsible for backing up data from its site as well as other PSG facilities, so it has to protect more than 66 terabytes of data. The corporate standard for storing information at PSG is seven years. This coupled with the fact that Wilden Pump's data grows at a rate of one terabyte per year creates challenges for the storage team using a disk-to-disk-to-tape backup method. Another challenge is recovering data from tape, which could take days or weeks.
Wilden Pump made the decision to move its backup to the Amazon S3 cloud to reduce capital expenses, improve scalability, and to easily access backup at an offsite location. As 95 percent of Wilden Pump's servers were virtualized, backup required a time-consuming two-step process that took an average of two hours each day to get a virtual machine (VM) image backup and another regular backup at the client OS level.
To make cloud-based backup more effective, Wilden Pump deployed Whitewater appliances with Veeam Backup & Replication to manage data growth in the most efficient way possible. "We configured the settings on the Whitewater appliances according to the recommendation for Veeam from Riverbed and the setup was complete in minutes," said Jeff Rountree, global network manager at PSG.
Whitewater appliances deduplicate, compress, and encrypt backup data sets before storing them in a local intelligent cache and securely accelerating them over the network to the Amazon cloud storage environment. With Veeam, Wilden Pump eliminated the troublesome backup processes and now completes virtual backups in 30 percent less time.
"We've simplified our process for backing up our virtual machines, improved our recovery times, and we're saving nearly $100,000 in cloud storage fees annually," said Rountree. "The combination of Whitewater appliances and Veeam Backup & Replication has provided us with phenomenal results and strong ROI."
For Wilden Pump, the Whitewater appliances reduced cloud storage requirements seven times and Veeam made virtual backups a simple one-step process. "The previous disk-to-disk-to-tape backup method did not protect our data well and didn't automatically off-site replication of backups. Also, tape backup may cause a company to lose part of a week's data depending on the time of the last backup," added Rountree. "The Whitewater appliances back up faster, making full backups more frequent. Now, we do multiple backups simultaneously and recovery can be completed in just hours since the most recent data sits inside the appliance."
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