Video Game Developer Improves Recovery of Critical VMs with NAKIVO
Nordcurrent, a video game developer from Lithuania, recovers critical VM just hours after failure with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
Sparks, NV, United States – October 13, 2022
NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting physical, virtual, and cloud environments, has announced today that Nordcurrent has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their environment.
Nordcurrent is an international publisher and developer of free-to-play and casual games for smartphones, tablets, and PC/Mac. Established in 2002, Nordcurrent is best known for the hit game Cooking Fever, which has been downloaded by almost 200 million users. Other recent Nordcurrent games include Sniper Arena and Murder in the Alps.
Nordcurrent’s IT infrastructure comprises 8 physical servers and 82 internal virtual machines. Virtual machines store communication servers, a source code, and assets management servers. All working content is stored on the servers, thus backup and recovery services are extremely important for the company. Most of the servers must have backups because rebuilding all the content from workstations is complicated and nearly impossible. Any kind of data loss or downtime can impact development time, thus increasing the time of game release.
After virtualizing their environment on VMware, Nordcurrent decided to look for an easy-to-use VM backup solution. The company required wider functionality, including data deduplication, faster backup, and easier recovery.
With Nordcurrent’s previous solution, daily backups were not possible, and the company ran their backups on weekends only. Since the previous solution relied on custom scripts, IT team had to put more hours into managing the solution. Constant monitoring and rechecking backup health was performed by the IT team. In addition, for recovery, all systems had to be rebuilt from scratch and only then recovery was possible. Lastly, Nordcurrent did not have data deduplication, incremental backups, or easy scheduling.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivers complete data protection for virtual, physical, cloud, and SaaS environments. NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows organizations to manage hundreds of hosts across multiple sites. The solution can be easily deployed on NAS, Windows/Linux, and as a hardened VA/AMI. In less than 5 minutes, you can run your first backup and ensure complete data protection. “We installed NAKIVO Backup & Replication on our Synology NAS, and in just few clicks, we were ready to run our first backup job,” says Andrej, CTO at Nordcurrent. “The solution works out-of-the-box and requires less attention from the IT team, allowing us to focus on other IT tasks.”
NAKIVO Backup & Replication can run incremental and image-based VMware backups for better efficiency. “Currently, we run daily and weekly backups. VM backup functionality works smoothly and with ease. With global data deduplication, we save storage space, while with VMware backup, we can do full and incremental VM backups, use less network traffic, and work on background, without minimum load on running servers. Overall, we no longer need big data storage to save all our backups, which is great,” says Andrej.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication also allows Nordcurrent to back up workloads to Amazon S3, a cloud storage service. The solution sends backups to Amazon S3 and provides access to those backups from anywhere in the world. “With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we can store large backups in the cloud, which was not possible previously,” says Andrej.
Nordcurrent also takes advantage of instant VM recovery and instant granular recovery. “Once we experienced SAN failure and had to recover a big part of one virtual machine. We were able to recover that VM in a few hours, instead the few weeks it took us with our previous solution. Instant granular recovery is commonly used, as users often delete file, and we can recover those files in just a few minutes,” says Andrej.
“NAKIVO Backup & Replication helped us achieve ease-of-use and provided us with meaningful features, including incremental backup, global data deduplication, instant VM recovery, and instant granular recovery,”says Andrej. “The solution just works and does not require constant attention from the IT team. Our system administrators can focus on other tasks and improve our infrastructure. The product sends us reports, saves space on disk thanks to data deduplication, and allows us to spend time for other tasks. Recovery of critical VMs within a few hours, after a major failure, is also a huge bonus and time saver.”
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Established in 2012 in Vlinius, Lithuania, Nordcurrent is a developer and publisher of casual games for smartphones, tablets, and PC/Mac. Nordcurrent has three development studios in Vilnius, as well as in Odesa and Dnipro (Ukraine). During the last 19 years, Nordcurrent has developed more than 50 games for various platforms. The studio’s biggest hit so far is Cooking Fever – a time-management game where players can cook meals and desserts from all over the world. The game has almost 400 million downloads and 15 million monthly active users. For more information, visit www.nordcurrent.com.
NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution. NAKIVO Backup & Replication protects VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and Amazon EC2 environments, physical servers, workstations, Oracle databases, and Microsoft Office 365 application data. With 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 20,000 paid customers worldwide, NAKIVO is one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry. NAKIVO’s customers include great multinational companies such as Coca-Cola, Honda, DHL, and many others. NAKIVO has a global presence, with over 5,400 channel partners in 150 countries.
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