Québec City Airport Inc. protects their VMware environment by using a VM backup appliance, created with NAKIVO Backup & Replication and a QNAP NAS

Sparks, NV – October 7, 2019 — /BackupReview.info/ — NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting physical, virtualized, and cloud environments, has announced today that Québec City Airport Inc. has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their virtual environment.

Québec City Airport Inc. (AQi) is a non-profit corporation that manages the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), the main airport in Quebec City, the capital of Quebec, Canada. The airport receives approximately 1.7 million passengers a year, with flights to different destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe. The airport’s IT infrastructure consists of seven VMware hosts (vSphere 6.5) and more than 150 VMware VMs. VMware VMs store SQL data servers, file servers, and many application servers, including special applications for the airport management.

Québec City Airport previously used another VM backup solution, but they were not satisfied with the high level of complexity of the software’s management which made it difficult to operate the software. Additionally, restoring entire VMware VMs and individual files took too long.

Québec City Airport switched to NAKIVO Backup & Replication for two reasons: “Primarily, the simplicity of the software’s management,” says Jean, Network Technician at Quebec City Airport. “It’s a lot easier for our IT team with NAKIVO Backup & Replication than with the solution we had before. Secondly, the price was also important for us.”

Québec City Airport installed NAKIVO Backup & Replication on their QNAP NAS server to create their own high-performance VM backup appliance. Such integration of software and storage provides additional protection for the airport in the event of a disaster, while removing backup loads from their infrastructure. NASDIS, network protocols (NFS and CIFS) are avoided, which speeds up the whole backup process. QNAP is one of several NAS vendors supported by NAKIVO Backup & Replication (Synology NAS, ASUSTOR, Western Digital, and NetGear are also supported).

Since Québec City Airport acquired their QNAP servers, they have been able to save money by using NAKIVO Backup & Replication and QNAP together: “I really enjoy the fact that there is a choice of servers that you can purchase, not just the one server required by the manufacturer. Manufacturers often sell servers that are really not compatible with anything; this is not the case with QNAP. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication and QNAP, we use the software and hardware as a VM backup appliance, and save a lot of money,” said Jean.

“Installation and configuration was easy and extremely fast. In less than half an hour, the software was already working,” Jean said. The airport uses NAKIVO Backup & Replication to back up all their VMware VMs every night. “Deduplication functionality really helps us reduce the amount of data to back up,” explains Jean. Thanks to this reduction, Québec City Airport can back up all of its VMs in under two hours.

Moreover, the airport uses the backup copy functionality. The first QNAP NAS server receives the VM backup, and a copy of the backup is automatically sent to the second QNAP NAS. For their most important data, like financial data, the airport uses NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s backup to cloud functionality as well.

Jean appreciates the retention functionality of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, which allows him to choose how many recovery points to keep with the GFS hierarchical rotation method (“grandfather – father – son”). Jean also enjoys the reporting tools provided by NAKIVO Backup & Replication, especially the feature – screenshot verification. Whenever a VM backup is complete, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can automatically perform an instant restore test of the VM and send you a report by email with a screenshot of the booted OS.

With the simplified management of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Jean can restore individual files and entire VMs much more quickly and easily than with the old solution. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication gives me more time to do something else in my job instead of just focusing on VM backup management, which would take up all of my time! With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, the management monopolizes much less time than it did before and I am quite happy about that,” says Jean.


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About Québec City Airport Inc.
A non-profit corporation without share capital, Aéroport de Québec Inc. was born out of the desire of the Quebec business community to develop the necessary infrastructure to make the airport one of the spearheads of economic vitality in the region. As such, the Corporation is responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and development of the Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City. Its mission: To provide quality, efficient and safe infrastructure and services to support the growth of air traffic, thus consolidating their role as a major socio-economic driver in the Quebec City region. For more information, please visit www.aeroportdequebec.com

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