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Customer Stories LEAG

LEAG Selects Vinchin to Ensure Continuity of Business

Quick Overview

Country

Germany

Industry

Electricity production

Problems

For LEAG, the business is interlocking, thus aim for business continuity and data protection is of the utmost importance, they recognize that no one can be completely safe from natural disasters, power outages, viruses, or human error, like accidental data deletions. All these issues could negatively impact daily operations at LEAG by affecting stakeholders like employees and customers.

Virtualization Type

Xenserver

Solution

By using Vinchin Backup & Recovery that will restore data as fast as possible, the instant Recovery feature allows to recover the full VM from the backup in just a few clicks, LEAG can minimize downtime and eliminate data loss. Vinchin Backup & Recovery boosts VM recovery time of LEAG, allowing the company to recover their VMs in just minutes, rather than hours.

Vinchin Backup & Recovery helped us to set up a comprehensive data protection strategy so that we could protect our data against ever-evolving malicious attacks, the solution provides us with amazing functionality, especially the Instant VM Recovery, it's the best feature that helped us improve our recovery time. VM recovery has never been simpler. Hours have literally turned into minutes. And the whole data protection strategy got enhanced and overall benefits are far more rewarding than the ones from other vendors.

Andy Kloe

IT manager of LEAG

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Business Challenge

LEAG is the common brand of Lausitz Energie Verwaltungs GmbH, Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG and Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG, which was created in 2016 through the sale of the Lusatian lignite opencast mines and power plants of the Swedish energy group Vattenfall AB to the Czech EPH group and its financial partner PPF Investments. The companies based in Cottbus together form the second largest German electricity producer.

As of now, LEAG provides energy to millions of homes, industries and public life, with a goal to work from leading mining and power plant operators to innovative and diversified energy companies. “At the present we have about 7700 employees across our country and a large News Team in Berlin headquarters, there are approximately 50 Xenserver VMs in Berlin Data Center which are used to operate internal business applications, including the company’s accounting process, a lot of News data and more, which shows these VMs must be protected at all times, as there are necessary for providing efficient service. ” says Andy Kloe, IT manager of LEAG.

For LEAG, the business is interlocking, thus aim for business continuity and data protection is of the utmost importance, they recognize that no one can be completely safe from natural disasters, power outages, viruses, or human error, like accidental data deletions. All these issues could negatively impact daily operations at LEAG by affecting stakeholders like employees and customers.

“In the event of any VMs failure for any reason, our normal business operations could be affected until these VMs are recovered. Thus, our requirements for VM backup solution is to protect our Xenserver VMs to ensure they must be available on our daily basis and their timely recover ability. ” says Andy.

Vinchin Solution

“When I went outside to buy a cup of coffee, my co-worker has already installed the Vinchin Backup & Recovery successfully in our Xenserver VM. I asked him immediately, he explained his first experience with installation was intuitive, light and fast as the entire process did not require any agents to be installed in the VM. He was glad that we don’t need to install amount of agents like before for accessing VMs.” Andy says. 

While, by using Vinchin Backup & Recovery that will restore data as fast as possible, the instant Recovery feature allows to recover the full VM from the backup in just a few clicks, LEAG can minimize downtime and eliminate data loss. "Instant VM Recovery is the most essential feature for us. We no longer need to manually recreate the VM and then migrate data to the VM.” Says Andy. “With Vinchin Backup & Recovery, the entire VM is recovered in exactly the same state as it was during the backup just in seconds, that the business continuity is maintained to the greatest extent possible.”

Furthermore, Vinchin provides LEAG with full, incremental, differential VM backup that is much more convenient than their previous backup solution. “We can choose any of the three backup methods according to the actual situation at that time. Our current backup strategy is running a full VM backup Job once a week and incremental backup every day that can be completed in under 30 minutes, which is at least 5 times faster than before.” says Andy.

Result

Vinchin Backup & Recovery boosts VM recovery time of LEAG, allowing the company to recover their VMs in just minutes, rather than hours. “Vinchin Backup & Recovery provides us with simple, yet reliable VM backups and fast VM recovery, thus improving productivity and minimizing downtime. We no longer need to worry about data loss due to VM crashes or corruptions, as with instant VM recovery, we can restore an entire VM in just a few clicks. We definitely have peace of mind with Vinchin Backup & Recovery.” Says Andy.


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