NAKIVO Helps a Fintech Company Protect Nutanix AHV Infrastructure
GCS International is a fintech company promoting digital transformation in Latin America. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in the Dominican Republic. GCS International specializes in the processing of financial transactions, with a focus on mobile solutions.
GCS has 2 sites in the Dominican Republic. The IT infrastructure consists of 8 physical servers with 200 virtual machines. Virtual machines store databases, various applications, files, and websites. VM backup and recovery are extremely important since the company serves thousands of customers and operates hundreds of thousands of transactions per day. The company’s history consolidates over 675 million processed transactions through an electronic payment platform in real-time. GCS International needs to stay online 24/7/365, as well as comply with government regulations and PCI standards.
GCS recently migrated their environment to Nutanix AHV, and their previous VM backup solution was incompatible with Nutanix. The company had to look for an alternative backup tool. The new backup solution had to deliver comprehensive protection for Nutanix AHV infrastructure as well as support VMware vSphere.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication protects Nutanix AHV as well as vCenter-managed and standalone ESXi workloads. The solution provides agentless and incremental backup, application-aware backup, instant recovery, optimized storage space, and more. Moreover, a centralized interface allows for simplified administration and management.
“The installation of NAKIVO Backup & Replication was quick, flawless, and ready to operate. I enjoyed that the web interface was easy to use, compact, and user-friendly,” says Jose Luis Crespo, Infrastructure Manager at GCS International. “Initially, the solution took two days to back up our entire infrastructure. However, with the incremental backups, we back up only the changes, reducing the time dramatically.”
“What I enjoy the most is the compatibility with QNAP NAS and Nutanix AHV. We had a QNAP NAS, when we found out that NAKIVO Backup & Replication was compatible with NAS, and we have acquired two more NAS’s since then,” says Jose Luis.
A QNAP NAS-based backup appliance based on NAKIVO Backup & Replication combines data backup, recovery, and storage under one roof. The data protection infrastructure can also be scaled with ease to accommodate growing needs.
“NAKIVO Backup & Replication was one of the few backup tools available on the market that supported Nutanix AHV infrastructures as well as VMware vSphere,” says Jose Luis. “The backup tool could be integrated into our infrastructure seamlessly and helped us achieve reliable backups to QNAP NASs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication compatibility with QNAP NAS allows for higher backup performance, storage space savings, data compression, and reliable recovery. NAKIVO’s technical support via online chat is also a nice bonus and is a really fast way to reach support staff.”
About GCS International
GCS is a leading fintech company based in the Dominican Republic, committed to promoting digital transformation in Latin America. The company provides innovative solutions that simplify the journey of payment and through this provides an easier access to financial services in everyday transactions. Currently, GCS is the most relevant fintech in the Dominican Republic, specializing in cutting-edge technology for the processing of large-scale financial transactions. The company focuses on the development of mobile solutions and the customized implementation of special projects for corporate institutions at an international level. For more information, visit www.gcs-international.com.