When Baltazar Palha assumed the responsibility for backing up CSA’s computer network, he had some concerns. The existing Windows-based backup solution had very limited functionality, and a lack of centralized management features meant monitoring the system was difficult. More importantly, the lack of any bare metal backup and recovery capabilities meant that in the event of a server failure, recovery of critical services could take weeks. “We were also planning to move some of our servers to a virtualized environment,” Palha said. “We needed to find a solution that could protect both physical and virtual servers, and one that would allow us to recover existing backups to either platform as needed.” As the majority of CSA’s data and applications are located in its Toronto office, any disruption to those centralized resources could affect the ability of all the other locations across North America to carry out the company’s day-to-day activities while waiting for systems to be recovered from backup in Toronto.
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