Veeam Backup & Replication delivers simplified backup and disaster recovery, boosts ransomware protection and provides total access, control and protection of the city’s data
Veeam® Software, the provider of backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection, recently announced it has been chosen by City of Victoria to build its city’s business resiliency and increase its security posture by providing unmatched modern data protection, backup and disaster recovery. To support the city’s thriving economy and vibrant arts and culture scene, City of Victoria knew business resiliency and cybersecurity had to be main priorities, which meant making sure data is always protected and accessible.
Located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island and serving as the capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is a modern, forward-thinking city known for its convenient city services. From water distribution, garbage collection and emergency assistance to recreational classes, transportation planning and landuse development, these city services are foundational to the city’s strong and successful community. With numerous IT systems supporting city services, ensuring reliability and accessibility for all 94,400 residents is one of the city’s highest priorities. So, when City of Victoria’s legacy backup solutions failed to match the agility and efficiency of Microsoft Azure Stack hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) which is what all systems run on, the IT team knew it had to look for a solution that would dovetail with that simplicity.
“Our goal is to always have 100% confidence that data remains protected and city services are always available, so when looking for new solutions, Veeam Backup & Replication™ stood out to us,” Mike Palmer, CIO for the City of Victoria said, “At the time, ransomware was just beginning to surface as a threat, and Veeam had the added benefit of helping increase our ransomware protection. Business resiliency and cybersecurity are two of the city’s biggest priorities, so having a reliable solution like Veeam means there’s no second guessing.”
With Veeam Backup & Replication, City of Victoria can build business resiliency by simplifying backup and disaster recovery and increase its security posture by boosting ransomware protection – preventing, detecting and restoring data should a ransomware attack take place. Today, ransomware is worse than ever and the attacks against all industries are only increasing. With the threat of new ransomware models continuing to be a leading concern facing business leaders, a solution that protects all data against accidental deletion, security threats and retention-policy gaps was a huge factor in decision making.
Veeam also provides total access, control and protection of city data with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365. Now, City of Victoria can back up 25 TB across 130 Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere VMs in Azure Stack HCI on-premises and send backup copies to tape, so data is air gapped regardless of it being stored on-premises or in the cloud. Veeam gives City of Victoria’s IT team the ability to go further back than 90 days for SharePoint and 30 days for Exchange items, which is critical for legal and regulatory requirements and helps to meet compliance requirements with efficient search and recover features. This ease-of-use helps the city make sure data is always protected and accessible – saving at least 10 hours in troubleshooting time each week.