NAKIVO Reduces Administrative Effort for a Cardiovascular Clinic

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The Institute of Bucaramanga, a cardiovascular clinic in Colombia, protects patient data and reduces administrative effort with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
www.institutodelcorazon.com

Business Challenge

The Institute of Bucaramanga is a private midsize clinic focused on preventing, diagnosing, and treating cardiovascular diseases in the adult population, providing a better alternative with a highly personalized, fast, and holistic service 24/7. With the latest cutting-edge technology and a professional team of specialists, the institute is considered one of the most advanced cardiovascular treatment centers in the state of Santander, Colombia.

The institute has a VMware virtual infrastructure that is composed of two physical hosts in one site. The virtual infrastructure maintains the secondary applications and services, such as file servers, a DHCP server, and an antivirus server, while the main applications are hosted on a third-party cloud. Backup and recovery services are important for the clinic, as government regulations require that clinical history be preserved for 20 years. In case of a disaster, clinical history, internal administrative processes, and network services must be reliably backed up and recovered. Without a proper backup solution, internal administrative processes could be interrupted, which would impact the quality of service provided to the clinic’s patients.

Previously, the institute relied on another VM backup solution, but when VMware no longer supported that product, the clinic had to look for an alternative solution. The institute’s IT consultant suggested NAKIVO Backup & Replication as a replacement, and after some demos and a period of testing, the solution was deployed into the institute’s infrastructure.

Solution

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a data protection solution for virtual, physical, cloud, and SaaS environments. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides the best cost/performance ratio while offering a wide range of functionalities, from backup, recovery, replication, and ransomware protection to network acceleration, instant verification, global data deduplication, and more. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides multiple installation methods, including NAS deployment, Windows/Linux installation, or deployment as a pre-configured virtual appliance. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, SMBs improve backup performance, reduce backup costs, and ensure instant recoverability.

“We installed NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a Linux OS. Managing the software is super easy since the web interface allows for easy access and management. The solution has many useful functionalities, great usability and definitely has the best cost/performance ratio on the market. NAKIVO Backup & Replication enables us to protect our environment with much less effort than before,” says Nestor Mantilla, IT Administrator at the Institute of Bucaramanga.

The institute performs VM backup on a daily basis. “Our backup window is nearly six hours. Backups are fast and finish successfully every time. NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been great because of the outstanding success ratio of the backup jobs, thus our IT team does not have to waste valuable time on troubleshooting or rerunning backup jobs. The software works flawlessly and we are extremely satisfied,” says Nestor.

The institute’s previous solution did not offer instant VM recovery, so recovery of entire VMs was a tedious process. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides a near-instant way to recover entire VMs with instant VM recovery. Failed virtual machines can be recovered directly from the compressed and deduplicated backups. “Instant VM recovery is awesome, as we can recover our VMs in no time. Also, with instant verification, we can test the integrity of our backups and have peace of mind,” says Nestor.

Results

“Since introducing NAKIVO Backup & Replication into our environment, the IT team has saved time on backing up and recovering virtual machines. All virtual machines can now be backed up and recovered with the help of one centralized solution. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides the institute great usability, fast performance, and quick recoveries. Since we managed to save time on administration, we now have more time for other strategic IT tasks,” says Nestor.

About the Institute of Bucaramanga

The Institute of Bucaramanga is a private health clinic founded by a renowned group of cardiologists who saw the need to create an institution specialized in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in adult and pediatric patients. The institute provides healthcare with personalized, timely, and comprehensive services 24 hours a day. With advanced technology equipment and an experienced medical team, the Institute of Bucaramanga began operating on August 5, 2003, at the Bucaramanga Clinic. Over the years, the institute expanded its coverage and opened its own headquarters on September 9, 2008, in Bogotá. For more information, visit www.institutodelcorazon.com.