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Nakivo Providing VMware VM Backup for Research Centre at Centre for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling

At University of Maryland
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.01.10

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NAKIVO Inc. announced that the Centre for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) at the University of Maryland has selected its Backup & Replication to protect their VMware environment.

nakivo,Centre for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling
The CSCAMM aims at fostering excellence in applied mathematics. The main mission of CSCAMM is to support and stimulate the research activities using applied mathematics as the main analysis, simulation, and computational tools. It supports interdisciplinary research through a strong visitor's program and regular organization of international events.

"Our VMware environment is a mix of Windows and Linux and our VMware VMs run Exchange and Active Directory, web servers, as well as store user files," says Andrew Arensburger, IT manager, CSCAMM. "Stable and fast VM backups are the core component of our data protection strategy and ensure successful daily operations. For us, losing accumulated research data, as well as personal details about faculty, staff, and students is highly undesirable."

"I joined CSCAMM at the University of Maryland four months ago and inherited NAKIVO Backup & Replication from my predecessor, so my main goal was to get to know the product as fast as possible. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is deployed on a standalone machine that is separate from our production hosts," he says.

The main advantage of such approach is that the standalone machine is independent and backups itself along with other VMware VMs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication proved to be a product that does its job well.

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication is simple and intuitive. I learned to operate the software quickly and I didn't have to read any manuals. NAKIVO Backup & Replication integrates well with VMware and has a user-friendly web interface that is easy to manage," says Arensburger. "With the help of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, VM backups are performed daily at CSCAMM. "With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, it takes under an hour to backup our entire infrastructure, so VM backup is quite fast. All backup jobs are incremental and this approach reduces backup time and network load. I have tested instant file recovery and recovered a couple of files in less than a minute! In a potential disaster situation, this feature would save us days of work. Another useful feature is Backup Copy, which allows replicating backups to a secondary repository that can be located onsite, offsite, or in a cloud. With two copies of backups, I could have extra security and peace of mind, in case of a disaster."

CSCAMM's VMware environment is now protected with the help of NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

"The entire infrastructure is backed up in under an hour. If a potential disaster strikes, we would have the ability to instantly restore files and applications from the VMs in minutes, rather than go through a complete VM restoration procedure," says Arensburger. "NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a steady product that does its job without constant monitoring and controlling. Basically, NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides me a peace of mind."