A billion dollar construction firm with thousands of employees was experiencing rapid growth across North America as it continued winning new contracts, meaning it needed to set up remote locations quickly.
It had 50+ remote office locations – at least 40 of which stored data in on-premises file servers. To protect its business-critical data, the firm used Veeam for its virtualized environment, and Mozy to protect the physical machines in remote sites, but the costs to manage data were escalating.
“The nature of our business is that we spin up a site sometimes for a year or two and on very short notice. So we have 40+ offices with servers today, but three months from now we could have 45 sites. The fluctuation means we have more data to protect. The previous data protection solution was getting too expensive and unpredictable,” said a senior leader at the firm. “We had to get costs under control.”
In addition to reducing costs, the firm needed to have centralized visibility of its backups, streamlined access to data across all locations, and the ability to protect other workloads, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.
“We wanted backups to be securely stored offsite, and the only logical answer was moving to a cloud-first approach. As a customer, we were familiar with Veeam, but were not comfortable using it for backing up remote sites to the cloud,” the senior leader said.