The Who

  • UK motor group and car dealership chain
  • 185 dealerships/remote sites
  • 8,500 users
  • 3x datacentres in Manchester, Newcastle, and Belfast

The Challenge

  • Constrained investment in IT
  • Technology not keeping pace with needs
  • Experiencing challenges with Symantec backup
  • Delays resulting in missed RPO and RTO

The Solution

  • Veeam obvious choice for virtual infrastructure based on VMware
  • Facilitated demo of Veeam and a 30-day licence trial
  • Hosted discovery workshops with Veeam and customer to look at bespoke solution
  • Selected "Backup and Replication for Enterprise"
  • Led additional workshop to explore best licensing option

The Benefits

  • Results within first few days of trial
  • Backup windows a lot smaller and meeting company targets
  • Backup now much quicker and achieving objectives
  • User-friendly single management interface
  • Less resource to manage, freeing up IT team
  • More granular understanding of where to backup to/from
  • Now re-engaging with Veeam expert to extend backup

Why Servium?

  • Got to grips with challenge and proposed options quickly
  • Excellent relationship with Veeam got the right experts engaged
  • Valuable support through every stage of the project - advice, licensing, implementation