Government Agency Chooses NAKIVO to Protect Data and Services

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Company Site: www.fosis.gov.cl

The Solidarity and Social Investment Fund (FOSIS) protects its critical data, applications, and services, as well as saves 40% on VM backup costs with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Business Challenge

The Solidarity and Social Investment Fund (FOSIS) is an agency of the Government of Chile, created on October 26, 1990. The agency works with nearly 120,000 members and has a budget of 80 billion pesos. The agency aims to provide opportunities to those living in poverty through income, autonomy, social empowerment, housing, and environmental programs.

FOSIS’s IT infrastructure consists of two sites with approximately 16 physical servers and more than 100 virtual machines. Virtual machines store various databases, applications, file servers, and web servers. As FOSIS reports directly to the Chilean government, all its data must be transparent to the public. The agency depends on IT to keep all its servers running steadily and ensure that data is always available. As a result, a solid backup and replication solution that is designed specifically for virtual environments is required to protect the agency’s data and guarantee high-demand services are not being compromised.

The previous solution that the IT team used for data protection failed to meet all the expectations of FOSIS. Virtual machines were not backed up efficiently and different problems arose from time to time. FOSIS needed to ensure rapid backup of all Hyper-V virtual machines and reliable replication of those virtual machines to its secondary site. A complete solution was needed whose cost and functionality would be suitable for FOSIS. Simplicity, high performance, and positive feedback from other companies were some of the main criteria FOSIS was looking for in a solution.

Solution

Initially, Aldaris, NAKIVO’s partner, recommended NAKIVO Backup & Replication to FOSIS as an alternative to the agency’s previous product. FOSIS selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication for reliable, easy-to-use, and cost-effective backup and recovery of data and applications on Microsoft Hyper-V. Diego Rosales, Head of Support and Operations at Aldaris, was responsible for the whole implementation process of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Due to the platform and connectivity components at FOSIS, installation required some time, but was a success after all because of the product’s efficiency and web interface simplicity.

Now, the IT team can back up Hyper-V VMs onsite and replicate them offsite. Through frequent backup and replication, FOSIS was able to improve data protection and backup speed. In comparison to the previous product, backup performance is really impressive given the size of the environment. Built-in speed boosting features, like network acceleration, allow FOSIS to increase VM backup speed in busy networks and can boost performance by up to two times. With Hyper-V replication, the IT team can create and maintain copies of Hyper-V VMs on a target host. In a disaster situation, all workloads can be failed over to VM replicas so that operations can continue as usual. Currently, with VM backup and replication, FOSIS protects more than 80% of its server infrastructure.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication also saved FOSIS money because the product is 40% less expensive than the other competitive solutions available on the market. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is cost-effective because it is designed specifically for virtualized environments, is agentless, and has global data deduplication and compression that save backup storage space. In addition, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers simple and efficient administration that allows the IT team to not only focus on the product management, but also work on other IT priorities.

Results

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, FOSIS protects its critical data, applications, and high demand services; improves backup speed; saves backup costs; and saves time on backup administration. Data protection with NAKIVO Backup & Replication is faster than what it was with the previous backup product. NAKIVO Backup & Replication also saves the IT team time on backup administration, freeing team members for other system or server tasks. Lastly, NAKIVO Backup & Replication is 40% more cost-effective than other backup products available on the market.

“FOSIS believes it was a success to acquire NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Hyper-V support is much more efficient and effective, management is hand-on and simple, while monetary savings are very welcomed,” says Diego.

About FOSIS

The Solidarity and Social Investment Fund (FOSIS) is an agency of the Government of Chile, created on October 26, 1990. The agency has 16 regional offices and 20 provincial offices, and is related to the Presidency of the Republic through the Ministry of Social Development and Family. The agency’s mission is to contribute to overcoming poverty and social vulnerability of people, families, and communities. For more information, visit www.fosis.gov.cl.