Aalborg Portland Malaysia selects Veeam Availability Suite v8

Aalborg Portland Malaysia selects Veeam Availability Suite v8
Published: 25 September 2015

Veeam® Software, provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™ announced that Aalborg Portland Malaysia Sdn Bhd has deployed Veeam Availability Suite v8TM to deliver the Always-On BusinessTM.

“In order for our company to maintain operations, our users need access to data all day, every day,” explained Raymond Lok, Senior IT Executive for Aalborg Portland Malaysia. “As such, Aalborg Portland cannot afford downtime as the impact of even a day’s delay could cost millions of dollars.”

Initially, Aalborg Portland used legacy backup tools for its everyday business operations.

“Creating VMware vSphere virtual machines (VMs) was fairly simple and straightforward, but backing them up was not simple and straightforward because our existing backup tool had certain requirements,” said Lok. “Each VM needed agents installed before it could be backed up, and that was time consuming. We also had to make sure backup storage size matched VM size before backup could begin. However, there was an even bigger limitation. Our backup tool was incapable of restoring data from backups made with earlier versions of the tool.”

Aalborg Portland’s first experience with Veeam was a free trial with v4 of Veeam Availability Suite in 2009 and the company purchased a licensed version shortly after.

With Veeam ensuring Recovery Time and Point Objectives (RTPOTM) of less than 15 minutes, Aalborg Portland is able to achieve fast, flexible and reliable recovery applications and data – reducing recovery time from hours to just minutes, according to Veeam. Further, Aalborg Portland grows at a vast speed with data growing by approximately 10 per cent every two years. With Veeam’s innovation, they are able to scale easily to keep pace with data growth and today; the company backs up 1.2TB of data.