Engineering Firm Improves Branch-Office Backup Consistency With New Solution
Grontmij is a European engineering consulting firm based in the Netherlands, with 130 branch offices, more than 7,000 employees, and 15,000 projects each year. The firm wanted to strengthen the protection of its branch-office data, which was backed up nightly to tape media by local operators. However, approximately 20 percent of the backups were unsuccessful because of tape-related problems. Grontmij IT staff deployed Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to provide centralized, disk-and-tape - based backup for the entire company. Today, Grontmij continuously and automatically backs up 100 branch-office server computers over the network, which eliminates branch-office backup chores. The company also saves U.S.$100,000 annually in replication software fees, backup tapes and hardware, and labor costs. The IT staff enjoys higher productivity and increased user satisfaction.