The challenge

To improve efficiency, Bakwena decided to move from tape-based data protection to backups stored in a virtual environment. They attempted to implement a third-party solution specializing in protection of virtual data, but it did not not work properly.

The solution

After a successful proof of concept, Bakwena engaged Veritas Professional Services to deploy a Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance in their primary data center. For secondary backups, the appliance replicates to a NetBackup instance running on third-party hardware in the corporate DR site.

The outcome

Bakwena now has a reliable, fully functional backup and recovery process that is also much faster than the legacy tape-based environment.

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At a glance

Projected 3-fold shorter recovery time objective (RTO) vs. legacy solution

Ability to meet 6-hour recovery point objective (RPO)

More rigorous testing around data protection

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