NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that the Centre for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) at the University of Maryland has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their VMware environment.
The Centre for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) at the University of Maryland aims at fostering excellence in Applied Mathematics. The main mission of CSCAMM is to support and stimulate the research activities using Applied Mathematics as the main analysis, simulation, and computational tools. CSCAMM supports interdisciplinary research through a strong visitor’s program and regular organization of international events.
“Our VMware environment is a mix of Windows and Linux and our VMware VMs run Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, web servers, as well as store user files,” says Andrew Arensburger, IT Manager at CSCAMM, the University of Maryland. “Stable and fast VM backups are the core component of our data protection strategy and ensure successful daily operations. For us, losing accumulated research data, as well as personal details about faculty, staff, and students is highly undesirable,” says Andrew.
"I joined CSCAMM at the University of Maryland four months ago and inherited NAKIVO Backup & Replication from my predecessor, so my main goal was to get to know the product as fast as possible. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is deployed on a standalone machine that is separate from our production hosts,” says Andrew. The main advantage of such approach is that the standalone machine is independent and backs up itself along with other VMware VMs.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication proved to be a product that does its job well. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication is simple and intuitive. I learned to operate the software quickly and I didn’t have to read any manuals. NAKIVO Backup & Replication integrates well with VMware and has a user-friendly web interface that is easy to manage,” says Andrew.
With the help of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, VM backups are performed daily at CSCAMM. “With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, it takes under an hour to back up our entire infrastructure, so VM backup is quite fast. All backup jobs are incremental and this approach significantly reduces backup time and network load,” says Andrew.
“I have tested instant file recovery and recovered a couple of files in less than a minute! In a potential disaster situation, this feature would save us days of work,” says Andrew. “Another useful feature is Backup Copy, which allows replicating backups to a secondary repository that can be located onsite, offsite, or in a cloud. With two copies of backups, I could have extra security and peace of mind, in case of a disaster.”
CSCAMM’s VMware environment is now protected with the help of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. “The entire infrastructure is backed up in under an hour. If a potential disaster strikes, we would have the ability to instantly restore files and applications from the VMs in minutes, rather than go through a complete VM restoration procedure,” says Andrew. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a steady product that does its job without constant monitoring and controlling. Basically, NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides me a peace of mind,” says Andrew.
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About The University of Maryland (CSCAMM)
The Centre for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (cscamm.umd.edu) is a mathematics institute that was created in 2001 by the University of Maryland, College Park (UMd), as a major impact project which aimed to address the challenges offered by scientific developments. The primary goal is to foster research and educational activities that highlight novel computational algorithms and mathematical modeling and their interplay with physical science, biological science, and engineering. CSCAMM involves UMd scientists together with world renowned scholars for whom computation is an essential part of their research program. In addition, CSCAMM maintains an active visitors program and helps organize workshops and conferences in mathematics and its applications.
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.