Backup and Recovery solution for Glasgow based architect practice

Our client based in the city centre of Glasgow had previously lost premises to fire and had a mixed result when it came to the recovery process. They engaged with Dunedin IT to ensure any future scenarios would play out a lot smoother.

Business Requirements

  • Reduce the complexity of the backup processes
  • Simplify the recovery process
  • Give the directors confidence and reassurance
  • Provide onsite and offsite recovery solutions
  • Ensure the company data is protected throughout the day
  • Reduce risk to business if the companies storage platform (SAN) failed
  • Limited capital expenditure

IT Challenges

  • Limited internet connection
  • Data is spread across six servers
  • Over 2,000 GB of company data
  • Storage platform was a single point of failure for all the servers in the business

IT Solution Delivered

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service delivered as Dunedin IT in a box
  • Volume-based backup solution snapshot all six servers
  • Single recovery server that could virtually recover all servers protecting against hardware failure on site.
  • The single recovery server also contained the backups keeping the whole process simple
  • Only Incremental changes sent to the data centre allowing the solution to work with limited backup bandwidth
  • The same backup and recovery process mirrored at Dunedin IT data centre. Keeping the process simple and easy to understand.
  • Recovery process tested, documented and improved every six months

Benefits to the business

  • Directors and IT manager confidence grew through testing and regular updating of the Disaster Recovery plan
  • Helped the business with compliance and tender processes
  • Delivered as an operational expenditure with no capital investment required
  • Increased uptime of IT systems
  • The solution scales with companies continuing growth today