Langdale IT is responsible for managing, maintaining, and securing the IT environments of all of the company’s subsidiaries, so it oversees multiple data centers and networks. About five of the subsidiaries are managed on the corporate office network, but the remaining companies each run a separate environment managed by Langdale IT.
IT was keen to standardize key elements of each IT environment, such as data protection and disaster recovery (DR), while allowing each subsidiary to have the flexibility to do what it needed.
To protect it’s VMware VMs and physical servers across its locations, it relied on Veeam which stored backup data on NAS or other types of storage on-premises. “We believe in the 3-2-1 rule, but with Veeam we were not utilizing their cloud-based backup, so we were limited to on-premise backups. This meant we didn’t have a robust DR strategy,” said Robert Elworthy, assistant director of IT.
Additionally, Langdale IT was not backing up its endpoints. “Before implementing Druva to protect the endpoints of our C-suite and upper management we used external drives on-premises. When these employees traveled, we did not have a backup strategy to leverage when needed nor were we prepared to recover from a catastrophic event.”
“This exposed us to accidental deletion, ransomware, corruption and device loss or theft. We knew we needed to change our backup strategy,” added Robert.