VSN Systems BV, an IT company located in the Netherlands, is using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to back up VMs reliably and efficiently and to recover VMs near-instantly with Flash VM Boot

Sparks, NV – June 19, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that VSN has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their Hyper-V environment.

VSN (Voice Systems Netherlands) Systems BV is an IT company that is responsible for the network, application, and systems management of a large worldwide telecommunications network. Through a pragmatic approach and with over 25 years of experience, VSN aims to meet the high standards set by their customers.

VSN’s IT infrastructure consists of two sites: one office location and one datacenter. The office location, in Venray, counts around 180 servers, many of which run Microsoft Hyper-V. The datacenter hosts a much larger number of servers, with nearly 900 VMs running on VMware.

VSN has many VMs that would be exceedingly complicated and time-intensive to rebuild from scratch, if they were to become corrupt. Particularly if some business-critical VMs were to become unavailable, it might result in VSN’s customers being unable to call or deposit a new balance on their VoIP accounts. That is why the VMs must be backed up on a daily basis, and it is crucial for them to be available for recovery quickly and easily in the event of a failure. Some of the company’s virtual servers could take up to several days to recover with legacy methods, depending on their type and configuration, thus in order to avoid such delays, an efficient VM backup solution is required.

“In the past, we relied on VMware’s backup solution for data protection. The VM backup solution was unstable and had several disadvantages. Sometimes, the product caused snapshot locks on the file system, especially after a storage failover. In addition, the product would often stop processing the entire backup job as soon as a single VM backup failed, which would result in the rest of the VMs not being backed up either. When VMware announced that they would be discontinuing this product, we finally started looking into other VM backup solutions. Our criteria were pretty straight-forward: full VM and forever-incremental backup, fast and easy VM recovery, and ease of use, so that someone with little to no technical experience would be able to use the software,” says Ray Zorg, Data Center Specialist at VSN Systems BV.

After trying and testing multiple VM backup solutions available on the market, VSN decided to utilize NAKIVO Backup & Replication due to the product’s ease of use and pricing model. While other IT vendors impose a maximum limit of sockets, forcing customers into more expensive product versions, NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s PRO Edition has no such restrictions. Moreover, even during the testing stage, NAKIVO’s timely and professional support stood out from the other competition for VSN. VSN tested installation on Windows and Linux, and both options were easy enough to complete even for users with minimal technical knowledge.

So far, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been vastly outperforming VSN’s previous solution in terms of VM backup performance and retention policy. “It takes us approximately 3 hours to run and complete all the configured VM backup jobs. We have eight backup jobs in total that run every night, and each has a retention of one recovery point per day for the last six days, and one recovery point per week for the two weeks preceding that. This retention policy helps us tremendously, as our VM configuration changes quite frequently, so a maximum of two weeks for retention is sufficient for us,” explains Ray.

“As I mentioned previously, our past solution would stop processing all other backup jobs as soon as a single VM backup job failed, but with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, all of that is in the past,” Ray reports. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers not only improved VM backup performance, but also improved job management compared to VSN’s previous solution. “I enjoy how I can chain all the VM backup jobs so that they run one after another. Even if one fails, NAKIVO Backup & Replication will still complete all of the other backup jobs in the chain. As a result, we achieved much better backup management and more efficient backup scheduling,” he adds.

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s instant VM recovery, VSN saved a full day of work on VM recovery. “When one VM became irreparably damaged, Flash VM Boot restored that VM near-instantly. With the old VM backup solution, we would have needed one full day of work to rebuild that VM from scratch. Due to significant issues with that solution, we also had to re-enter the entire VM configuration on a weekly basis,” says Ray. In addition to instant VM recovery, Ray sees the product’s instant file recovery feature as being potentially very useful to them in the future.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides VSN with improved VM backup performance, job chaining functionality, and simplified VM recovery. With job chaining, VSN chains multiple VM backup jobs so that they successfully run one after another. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, the company is able to recover their VMs near-instantly, rather than rebuilding them from scratch. The easy-to-use web interface also saves VSN a lot of headaches, as their customers are even able to use NAKIVO Backup & Replication themselves. “Our old VM backup solution was prone to instability and left us with unreliable VM backups. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is reliable and stable, and offers great performance. Moreover, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has allowed us to centralize our entire VM backup configuration. The software also provides us with a central point to view backup jobs’ statuses and progress – a much-needed feature for any datacenter management department,” says Ray.


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About VSN
VSN Systems BV (based in Venray, the Netherlands) started developing telecom hardware and software in 1991 for an exclusive group of high-volume/high-end (VoIP) carriers. VSN not only provides R&D services to this client group, but also supports and maintains their networks, leaving them to focus on service development and the associated marketing and sales activities. VSN develops stable, high-end systems in a controlled and consistent manner using several professional tools and processes, including object-oriented software design, signal integrity analysis, and simulation and agile/scrum development cycles. For more information, please visit www.vsnsystemen.nl.

NAKIVO is a US corporation founded in 2012. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. Over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost-effectively, while over 195 hosting, managed, and cloud service providers are using NAKIVO’s software to deliver VM BaaS and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has a global presence with over 2,600 channel partners in 134 countries worldwide. Visit www.nakivo.com to learn more.

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