As a Service agenda
Client: FTSE350 Travel & Leisure
Pre-existing technology: NetBackup
Sites: Five across Europe
The client wanted to direct internal resource towards more strategic areas of IT such as DevOps and hand backup operations to an expert supplier. Furthermore, they had no wish to continue owning backup assets and paying support and maintenance to multiple third parties.
The as-a-service model was seen an ideal fit using the 4sl cloud as the long-term retention target. In one location, the client’s data volumes grew to the point where a dedicated circuit was needed to transmit long-term data; this was duly provisioned at no extra cost to the client. More recently, integrated archiving has provided the additional benefit of freeing up significant primary storage volumes and avoiding extra capital expenditure. And as the client’s infrastructure has evolved, we have rolled out integration with new technologies, notably Openstack and Informix.