Not All Backups are Created Equal
After sorting all of the appropriate data and applications, the next step was finding an ideal solution that fit everyone’s needs in the immediate term and that could also grow with SailPoint’s future demands.
The team evaluated five solutions in total, spanning on-premise hardware vendors, colocation solutions, and cloud providers. However, none could meet SailPoint’s requirements of providing backup and recovery with minimal infrastructure and cost, while simultaneously meeting each team’s timeline, which in some cases required recovery in as little as four hours.
The Value of Recovery On Demand
In moving to Druva Phoenix, the team was able to store more than 40TB worth of data in as little as 18TB through global deduplication which eliminated unnecessary data copies. Druva’s infrastructure on-demand has enabled SailPoint to add more VMs to their backup with minimal impact on total backup size, increasing only by MBs, not TBs. In addition, SailPoint was able to backup all “mission-critical” data in less that two days, allowing the company to quickly move to backing up essential and non-critical data. In fact, the backup process moved so quickly the team was able to turn its attention to writing a business recovery plan for a complete restore.
After experiencing the intuitive nature of the Druva Cloud Platform first hand, the team also decided to give users access to backups for restoring as needed. Ortiz has seen a dramatic increase in the number of data recovery requests, with up to 100 file recoveries a month, compared to the 1-2 restores typically seen with previous solutions. While previously users may have opted to live with any minor mistakes, they are now embracing the ability to recover files and update systems correctly.