NAKIVO Ensures High Availability with Site Recovery for Italian Clothing Manufacturer

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Siggi Group, an industrial group that specializes in the manufacturing of professional clothing, ensures availability of IT services with disaster recovery orchestration in NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
www.siggigroup.it

Business Challenge

Siggi Group is an industrial group specializing in the manufacture of professional clothing. The group was founded in 1966, in Italy. The group can provide specific solutions to the needs of those working in industry, business, artisanship, catering, government, medical/hospital field, and child care. Siggi has been collaborating with MasterChef Italia since the show’s first season in 2011, with a range of aprons and the MasterChef Italia brand chef’s uniforms are available to all cooking enthusiasts.

Siggi’s IT infrastructure consists of 2 sites and 1 cloud datacenter, with 25 VMware virtual machines deployed for production purposes. Virtual machines store various file servers, mail servers, Microsoft SQL servers, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, a phone management system, business intelligence, and other application servers. All the group’s servers are mission-critical for business continuity, and any disruption to processes can lead to negative consequences for the company. Moreover, protecting data that is stored in the cloud is also vital. That is why reliable backup and disaster recovery procedures must be used for the business to run successfully. If critical data becomes unavailable, Siggi might suffer from a complete halt to all sales and production processes.

Siggi Group had another VM backup solution deployed at their sites, but Omninet, an IT solutions partner, suggested another better suited alternative. Thus Siggi decided to switch to NAKIVO Backup & Replication. With the previous product, Siggi experienced the most common problems, which included failed backup jobs, long backup time, and failed recoveries. Plus, the product lacked a proper method for verifying the integrity of backups. The product also did not offer support for various OSs and deployments. In the end, the support and product quality just did not match Siggi’s requirements.

Solution

Siggi Group needed a user-friendly product with affordable pricing and efficient support, as well as a team who actually listened to the customer’s needs and requests. NAKIVO Backup & Replication fit the bill and provided all the necessary functionality in order for the clothing business to function properly. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a data protection solution for physical, virtual, cloud, and SaaS environments. The product offers flexibility in terms of deployment, offering installation on Linux/Windows, deployment on a NAS device, and deployment as a pre-configured virtual appliance. Moreover, NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers Site Recovery orchestration and backup to Wasabi cloud.

Installation of NAKIVO Backup & Replication took Siggi was fast. “Installation time was impressive and it was easy to create our first backup job. In addition, now we have backup to Wasabi cloud, enjoying geographical redundancy of data, since now we are located in three different regions. The Wasabi backup functionality allowed us to reduce the cost of cloud backup,” says Silvia Marta, CEO of Siggi Group. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can send backups and backup copies of VMs to Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, as well as recover backed up data from Wasabi by performing full and granular recoveries. Wasabi offers scalable cloud storage and does not charge for recovering backups (that is, no egress fees).

With the Site Recovery functionality, Siggi can orchestrate and automate disaster recovery with NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Site Recovery enables continuous delivery of IT services. The product monitors VMs and checks whether some of the VMs are unreachable. By creating Site Recovery jobs, you can minimize service disruption and downtime. “Site Recovery was helpful in an emergency situation, we were able to start up our production VMs in a few minutes,” says Silvia.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication also provides knowledgeable technical support that can be reached by phone, email, or chat. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication is reliable, thus, we only turned to customer support a handful of times. However, when we needed help, the support team was always responsive, kind, and decisive,” says Silvia.

Results

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides Siggi Group with data protection functionalities that help ensure availability of IT services. With Wasabi backup, the company saves money while backing up to the cloud. While with Site Recovery, the company was able to recover production VMs in just a few minutes after an emergency situation. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication is 40% less expensive than our previous product, plus, we spend 30% less time on NAKIVO Backup & Replication when it comes to management. In addition to saving time and money, NAKIVO Backup & Replication guarantees reliable backups, as well as integration with various cloud platforms,” says Silvia.

About Siggi Group

Siggi Group is an industrial group that specializes in the production and wholesale distribution of professional clothing. Siggi Group is headquartered in San Vito di Leguzzano, Italy. The group caters to the needs of those who work in the world of commerce, catering, public administration, medical sector, children’s clothing, and other professional industries. For more information, visit www.siggigroup.it.