Worlds Apart

EBC Group worked with Worlds Apart, creators of children's lifestyle products to install and configure a new backup and recovery solution linked to the EBC Group private cloud.

  • The Challenge
  • The Approach
  • The Solution
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The Challenge

Restoration time would be very hard to meet or in some cases achieve, due to the large amounts of increasing data stored on few servers.

Worlds Apart had already implemented a virtual environment solution, which we supplied with an offsite back up and disaster recovery solution.

However, it soon became apparent that the restoration time would be very hard to meet or in some cases achieve, due to the large amounts of increasing data stored on few servers.

The Approach

After consulting with Worlds Apart regarding their existing infrastructure and Disaster Recovery capabilities we advised that we could provide an even more robust and efficient solution.

As a result we embarked upon an evaluation of servers, data sizes and existing backup performance to ensure the new solution was both scalable and cost effective.

We suggested a 100Mb leased line between Worlds Apart and EBC Group, then using a Disaster Recovery Server located at the EBC Group Data Centre we could use Veeam backup and replication, as this would give exceptional benefits when invoking any disaster recovery service.

Worlds Apart required a smooth transition between solutions that was both transparent to users and also did not impact the use of resources.

As a result, the most efficient approach to implementing the new solution was to install and configure the new backup and replication to a Disaster Recovery server that we located at the Worlds Apart office and then once the 100Mb link was installed ,we would then relocate the Disaster Recovery server to the EBC Group data centre.

The Solution

Addressing Worlds Apart’s primary issue of improved backup and recovery time, now means that the restoration of vital data is both quick and efficient

Should worlds apart experience any unwanted downtime, retrieving important files and documents can now successfully be accessed at the touch of a button, without the needs to wait for hours or even days for system restores.

Not only has Worlds Apart proofed themselves against potential disasters, but they have also effectively cut costs across their IT infrastructure.

Implementing a structure and service that actively provides recovery and archiving during unexpected downtime or system errors, has in turn saved Worlds Apart both the time and costs invested in securing their data.
 

Reducing the time Worlds Apart take to backup and recover data