NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that Leezen the largest organic retail chain in Taiwan has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their VMware environment.
With 97 stores and 11 overseas locations, Leezen is the largest organic retail chain in Taiwan. Leezen collaborates with 230 farms and 380 vendors, has thousands of employees, and 6 million devoted consumers. Leezen supplies more than 2,000 items, ranging from organic fruits and vegetables, food products, clothing made from organic cotton, selective household items, to audio books and supplies related to Buddhism.
"Our infrastructure consists of five ESXi hosts, with approximately 70-80 VMware VMs. Critical applications and data must be recovered instantly, including Microsoft SQL, Oracle DB, Oracle JDE, ordering system, and product audit system," says Jason Wan, Information Technology Technical Manager at Leezen.
Leezen's top priority is to maintain 24/7 access to their applications and data. "We have established a large interconnected network of resellers, vendors, and customers who depend on our timely day-to-day operations. If there is a problem with our IT infrastructure, this would affect business continuity tremendously," says Jason.
Formerly, Leezen's physical environment was protected by installing agents on each machine and copying data to external hard drives. "Our approach was too old-fashioned, that is why we finally agreed to virtualize our environment. We decided to find a backup solution that would give us a sense of stability and protection. We needed a cost-effective and easy to use product that could quickly back up and instantly restore our VMware VMs," says Jason.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication was selected by Leezen as their backup solution. "NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed effortlessly on Windows. It is an extremely easy to use solution that does not require installing any expensive agents," says Jason.
Having an ability to perform daily VM backups and instantly recover full VMs was Leezen's main goal of purchasing a backup solution. "One advantage of NAKIVO Backup & Replication is that the software supports backup of MS SQL and Oracle. In addition, with automated backup verification, we know that our VM backups completed successfully and are recoverable," says Jason.
With the previous approach to data protection, a day was wasted on trying to recover data. "Previously, we had to install an OS and all patches and only then could we recover applications and data. This process usually took the whole day. Nowadays, with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, the entire system can be recovered in less than 10 minutes with just one click of a button. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, our network of resellers, vendors, and customers operates successfully without any interruptions," says Jason.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides reliable, easy to use, and flexible VM backup and recovery features to support Leezen’s business. When Leezen deployed NAKIVO Backup & Replication, VM recovery speed improved dramatically. With Flash VM Boot, Leezen can recover full VMs in under 10 minutes. "With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, it is extremely easy to restore our environment with minimum resources and little effort involved. NAKIVO Backup & Replication helped us save management time by approximately 60% and achieve system-wide data protection and fast data recovery," says Jason.
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Leezen (leezen.com.tw) opened its first organic store in 1998 with the intent to restore harmony between mankind and nature, when organic farming was consistently dismissed by critiques for being unpractical. Leezen, being mindful of organic farmers’ hardships and need for assistance, procured all organic produce farmers were capable of growing and harvesting. Nowadays, Leezen has expanded to become the largest organic retail chain in Taiwan with 97 stores and 11 overseas locations in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. By 2013, Leezen has grown to $70 million in revenue as it aspires to "rejuvenate the mother earth and purify the mind." Leezen provides transparency in organic labeling according to the grade of materials used, promotes the use of materials that are eco-friendly, promotes the use of organic cotton, and assures the quality of raw materials, the manufacturing process, and final products. The company operates and adheres to the principle of win-win and integrity, and has successfully earned the trust of farmers, vendors, and consumers alike.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO Inc. (nakivo.com) is a privately-held company founded in 2012. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware and cloud environments. As of Q3 2016, over 17,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost effectively. Also, over 120 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers are using NAKIVO to deliver VM BaaS and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has a global presence with over 1,400 channel partners in 115 countries worldwide.