Oilfield Equipment Manager Petroquip Energy Services LLC Lowers Server Backup Costs by 80% With Zetta.net Cloud Backup
(September 23, 2013)
Zetta.net today announced that Petroquip Energy Services LLC (http://www.Petroquip.com) has selected Zetta.net's enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery solution to replace its previous backup solution for dramatically lower cost and less management time. Since deploying Zetta.net DataProtect, the leading oilfield equipment company has seen its costs reduced by 80 percent, while shortening time spent on backup management and adding new disaster recovery functionality.
To manage just under one terabyte of business data produced by user-generated spreadsheets, engineering data, and revisions, the company's IT environment is centered around four physical servers running Windows 2008 R2 at three sites, as well as Hyper-V virtual servers. Data is kept on a NAS, which currently has about 4.5TB of hard drives. The NAS also serves as a local backup of data from all employees' Windows desktop and laptop computers.
Petroquip originally outsourced its backup, but the results of the company's previous outsourcing solution were unsatisfactory. "Not only were their costs outrageously high - we had been spending over $25,000 a year - but we often had problems with getting restores in a timely fashion, sometimes taking two to three days, during which we were without critical data," said Chad Alexander, Petroquip's systems administrator. "About 30 percent of the company's data is static; the rest changes often. We may start from existing documents and make changes, resulting in new documents."
While Petroquip typically hasn't had problems with recovery, Alexander noted that it's possible someone could accidentally delete the copy on the network share, which could be difficult to recover: "Given where our offices are located, hurricanes or other extreme weather could cut our power and Internet connectivity, impede physical access, even destroy our facility. Plus, hardware can fail. So backup is always an important IT requirement."
Petroquip has realized a number of tangible benefits since moving to Zetta for backup. The company now spends only about $5,000 a year for backup and recovery - significantly less than they had been paying. This cost not only includes data coverage, but also overhead for snapshots and periodic global backups.
Zetta has also proven that it can support Petroquip for DR scenarios. During the summer of 2012, the company received a weather alert of a possible hurricane. Using Zetta, Alexander knew that the company had backups of these databases in data centers far from the hurricane path. "Moving the data to a local server took only about two hours," says Alexander. "And it reassured us that we could continue business in this office, even if the other office and its database are down."
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Zetta.net DataProtect delivers 3-in-1 enterprise-grade cloud backup, archiving and local cloud-based disaster recovery functionality. Unlike other solutions, DataProtect is cloud-native, specifically designed for the Internet with built-in WAN traffic optimization and 10 patent-pending cloud performance acceleration technologies. With backup speed that is 396 percent faster than performance-tested competitors, users can backup in minutes versus hours, or even days, and recover multiple TBs of data within a 24-hour period. Coupled with enterprise-grade data centers and security levels, Zetta.net delivers a high-performing, appliance-free solution that is being rapidly adopted by organizations looking to replace older, complex backup systems with an easy-to-deploy and cost-effective alternative.
Zetta.net is an award-winning provider of enterprise-grade 3-in-1 backup, disaster recovery and archiving technology for small/medium enterprises, distributed organizations, and managed service providers (MSPs). The SaaS-based solution enables companies to simplify backups and instantly recover data through a single management point. With local, offsite, archiving and disaster recovery functionality integrated into one solution, Zetta.net delivers the value of multiple products at a fraction of the cost.
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