ICT Company Achieves 5 Times Faster Backups with NAKIVO

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Traccia, an ICT company in Italy, slashes backup time by 5 times (from 36 to 7 hours) with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
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Business Challenge

Traccia is an information and communications technology (ICT) company located in Sassi, Matera, Italy. The company operates nationally and offers assistance to businesses wishing to successfully implement new technologies. Firmly results-oriented, Traccia offers consulting services and integrated IT products to cover the strategic, operational, and technological aspects of human resources.

Traccia operates out of 3 sites, and the company’s IT infrastructure consists of 6 physical servers and 20 virtual machines. All virtual machines contain mainly applications and developer’s tools, like Microsoft Oracle, Postgres, and Microsoft SQL. Backup and recovery are critical for Traccia since data is their main source of income. Thus, safeguarding data and applications is essential to the success of the business. Data loss and downtime leads to blocked development and support activities, which, in turn, leads to unhappy customers.

In the past, Traccia used various VM backup solutions that are available on the market. The most common problems that the company encountered with the other products were failed backup jobs and very long backup times. Furthermore, Traccia did not have the option to recover individual files. Traccia was in need of a VM backup solution that could reduce backup time, provide granular file recovery, and provide support for backup to Amazon S3.

Solution

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a robust data protection solution for virtual, physical, cloud, and SaaS environments. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, companies improve backup performance, save storage space, speed up full and granular recovery, as well as save time and money. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides image-based, incremental, and application-aware backups. The solution allows you to store backups locally, on tape, or in a public cloud, such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, or Wasabi.

“While browsing the internet, I noticed that NAKIVO Backup & Replication was one of the most recommended backup solutions with a plethora of positive user reviews. When I downloaded and installed the product, I experienced no problems, as everything is intuitive and simple to use. Simply fantastic I would say. We just installed NAKIVO Backup & Replication on Windows and in the future plan to deploy the product on our QNAP NAS. The ability to have various installation options gives us much-needed flexibility,” says Angelo Lobefaro, Head of the Technical Department at Traccia.

“Currently, we are backing up 4 physical servers and 13 virtual machines on a weekly basis. Today, the whole thing took us more or less seven hours. On a daily basis, we back up individual physical servers, and that takes us between 15 minutes to four hours. I really enjoy the immediacy of the web user interface and clarity of the information. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is intuitive, fast, and reliable. I was also impressed by the extreme optimization of our storage space with global data deduplication,” says Angelo.

“At the moment, I am content with NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s ability to safeguard our data and applications. I’ve not run into any issues, and the backups have never failed. In particular, I enjoy recovering individual files that can be just downloaded or sent to an email. Instant file recovery is an extremely useful feature for the organization, as users always mess up the files. Lastly, we can also back up data to Amazon S3, a highly scalable cloud storage service. Thus, data can be accessed from anywhere and at any time,” says Angelo.

Results

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides Traccia with improved backup performance, instant file recovery, and backup to the Amazon S3 cloud. With instant granular recovery, Traccia can recover individual files directly from compressed and deduplicated backups. Also, data can be backed up to Amazon S3 and can be accessed from anywhere. Lastly, all backup jobs run successfully without any errors. With global data deduplication, Traccia is able to optimize storage space. “With the previous VM backup solutions, I had to spend at least two working days on manually checking the backup jobs and resolving the continuous issues found in the backup jobs. The weekly backup time went down from 36 hours to seven hours on the same hardware. The possibility to recover individual files, flexibility when it comes to installation, and improved backup performance make NAKIVO Backup & Replication effective for protecting our data,” says Angelo.

About Traccia

Cooperativa EDP Traccia is a company that operates nationally across Italy in the ICT field. Traccia offers assistance to companies and institutions wishing to successfully implement new technologies. Firmly results-oriented, Traccia offers customers consulting services and integrated IT products to cover the strategic, operational, and technological aspects of human resources. The corporate headquarters of the company are located in Sassi, the old district of the city of Matera. For more information, visit www.latraccia.it.