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Customer Stories Abes

Vinchin Delivers Modern Data Protection to Abes's Virtual Environment

Quick Overview

Country

France

Industry

Higher Education

Problems

All of their business and task are running on the oVirt environment, their Department of IT must deliver the highest level of service, as students are increasingly looking for quality bibliographic data for academic success, which will enable them to develop skills that will help them fulfil their academic ambitions. Thus, the Data Protection of advancing with the times is much indispensable for Abes. If the IT team could find a fast and reliable backup and recovery solution for VMs, it could achieve its goal of meeting the agency's backup schedule and satisfy recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPOs and RTOs)

Virtualization Type

oVirt

Solution

Vinchin Backup & Recovery was the only data protection solution that met Abes's requirements: Vinchin Backup & Recovery gives Abes fast, flexible and reliable backup and recovery of oVirt virtualized and data, helping it meet its backup schedule, RPOs and RTOs.

With Vinchin, backup is 100% automated, so it's fast and easy. Recovery is quick too. Managing the virtual environment is completely different, with Vinchin—we're proactive in resolving issues, not reactive. The time that we've freed up has made us a lot more effective on each project that we do take on. That's giving us better results as a whole, made us more adaptable and resilient to challenges.


Nathanaël Blanchet

IT Systems Supervisor, Abes

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Business Challenge

Abes - Bibliographic Agency for Higher Education, was created in 1994 to implement SUDOC, a collective catalog of higher education libraries. Located in Montpellier, which is a city near the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, and it is the capital of the Hérault department. That with 70,000 students nearly one-third of the population are students which are among the highest rates in Europe. Today, SUDOC provides access to 15 million records located in - at least - one of the 1,560 university or research libraries that are members of the SUDOC network. It also contains the serial publications records of the 1600 libraries of the SUDOC PS network as well as the contact details of the member libraries.


As a standardization structure, Abes, in partnership with the BnF, is involved in the Bibliographic Transition program. This redefinition of the methods of structuring, production, and distribution of library metadata aims in particular to promote the inclusion of catalogs of French libraries in the Data Web. Abes fully virtualize their technology environment to follow into modern technologies and flexibility in how it would deal with the peaks in troughs in requires of several bibliographic tools.


"Now, all of our business and task are running on the oVirt environment, our Department of IT must deliver the highest level of service, as students are increasingly looking for quality bibliographic data for academic success, which will enable them to develop skills that will help them fulfill their academic ambitions. Thus, the Data Protection of advancing with the times is much indispensable for us. If the IT team could find a fast and reliable backup and recovery solution for VMs, it could achieve its goal of meeting the agency's backup schedule, and satisfy recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPOs and RTOs)." Says Nathanaël.


Vinchin Solution

Before choosing Vinchin, the IT team tested several backup and recovery tools. Vinchin won on price, functionality, speed to implement, and oVirt integration. For example, features such as forever-incremental backup for multiple restore points, to speed up backup and save the storage space and Instant VM Recover to recover TB sized VMs in 15 secs, all business recovery in 1 min, minimized the break-off time of critical businesses, that to help the team meet RPOs and RTOs.


Then, Abes chose Vinchin Backup & Recovery for its virtual environment. Vinchin provides powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable data protection for oVirt and delivers exactly the capabilities Abes needs. "Backup with Vinchin is 100% automated. Every morning, we receive a VM backup status report via email. Vinchin also verifies the recoverability of every backup every time, so we have full confidence that its backups are 100% recoverable, it's incredibly reliable." said Nathanaël.


Before Vinchin Backup & Recovery, we had no visibility into our virtualized environment because of limited monitoring and reporting,” said Nathanaël. “We operated in a manual and reactive mode. A user would call about a problem, we'd figure out what was broken, and we’d fix it, which could take minutes, hours, or days. However, now when Vinchin Backup & Recovery was monitoring and reporting on our virtual environment, a controller went offline, and Vinchin notified us immediately. We resolved the issue quickly before customers were impacted.”


Result

The best way for Abes to deliver more compelling and less expensive IT support and service to its growing number of customers is to provide them with predictable, and simple self-service VM backup and recovery. Vinchin Backup & Recovery was the only data protection solution that met Abes's requirements: Vinchin Backup & Recovery gives Abes fast, flexible and reliable backup and recovery of oVirt virtualized and data, helping it meet its backup schedule, RPOs and RTOs.


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