The use of Geetoo cloud saved the business of IMI CCI
|Geetoo Veeam Cloud, Geetoo Disaster Recovery Backup
|VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter, Veeam Backup, Replication Veeam Cloud Connect
IMI CCI, at their Houston, TX, was in the process of expanding their cloud services, focusing particularly on implementing dual backup systems. Specifically, it was the implementation of double backup. The work was progressing as scheduled and had reached the testing phase when they received unexpected news about the approaching Hurricane Harvey.
“We followed the news closely, and when it was certain that the hurricane would hit, we understood that we had to do everything we could to save the branch’s data and ensure business continuity.”
The situation was complicated by the fact that evacuations were ordered for people from vulnerable parts of Houston, the weather was worsening and flooding was predicted. The transition to double backup has not yet reached a stage where it is guaranteed that the data will be protected. The disaster recovery solution was also a work in progress and not complete.
“In the crisis situation, we needed to act quickly. Backing up all data to the cloud proved to be the only quick and effective solution.”
The aim of the move was to ensure that all data would be preserved even if the branch was destroyed or damaged. It was literally a matter of minutes.
- Fast response to requests
- Instantly move data to the cloud
- Saving key data
- Business continuity without downtime
- Achieving maximum availability and meeting IT department SLAs
- Access to data from any branch
“This quick action has provided the assurance that even if a branch office is damaged or even destroyed, the data will not be lost and will even be operationally available at any branch office, whether elsewhere in America or even in Europe, and can be quickly restored from a backup.”
Quick resolution of a crisis situation
An IMI CCI employee contacted Geetoo support from Houston, “I dealt directly with Geetoo support when I found out there was a tornado coming. It responded immediately and doubled the cloud capacity from 2 TB to 4 TB in just 10 minutes, which was needed for the entire data backup. Subsequently, the transfer of all servers to the cloud was initiated and all data was safely stored before the branch was completely disconnected.”
At the same time, IMI CCI agreed with Geetoo’s technical support to transfer all virtual servers to the Prague office, where complete preparations were made to restore all servers if necessary. “We used our Veeam Cloud Connect Replication solution, which now gives IMI the ability to leverage disaster recovery in the Geetoo cloud,” explains Michael Trousil, Global & Enterprise Sales Account Manager at Geetoo, adding: “We subsequently agreed to transfer the cloud backups to our external drive and the data was transferred to the Brno office – the data was transferred to IMI CCI Brno.”
Assurance for the future
Everything was on time and the data was fully available in the cloud. In the end, the Houston office was not completely destroyed by the hurricane, the impact on the company’s other locations was zero, and the company was able to continue production. “This rapid intervention has provided the assurance that even if a branch office is damaged or even destroyed, the data will not be lost and will even be operationally available at any branch office, whether elsewhere in the Americas or even in Europe, and can be quickly restored from a backup,” concludes Libor Navrátil, IT Operation Manager at IMI.
IMI CCI Brno manufactures custom pressure valves designed for high-stress applications. The valves are supplied to applications and operations for the petroleum, petrochemical and power industries. The company is part of the global engineering group IMI plc, which specialises in precision control and movement of fluids in critical applications. IMI CCI delivers innovative technical solutions to help increase energy efficiency and clean energy generation.
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