Safeguarding both remote and on-premises data
Headquartered in Belgrade, Serbia’s Ministry of Environmental Protection is leading the way for public sector organizations to meet the government’s 2020 initiative of digitalizing citizen services. “We need to be ready to protect an increasing volume of data and keep citizen services highly available,” says Vladan Kojanić, Head of the IT Administration, Ministry of Environmental Protection.
With more than 330 employees spread across 22 locations, the IT team needs to be able to support a variety of operating systems and facilitate field workers’ remote backups over the public network. “Our datacenter in Belgrade must be able to support secure file sharing between a host of different devices across the country. We need to ensure departments can share information without compromising on security if a device is lost or stolen,” comments Kojanić.
With Commvault, the organization can protect its data and safeguard services. It has also increased efficiency as system administrators can now manage restores remotely from a central console rather than having to travel to site, and each employee can do data restore themselves without the involvement of IT staff.
Centralized solution ensures data remains highly accessible
The Ministry’s previous backup environment comprised Veeam, BackupExec, and Acronis solutions, which were complex and time-consuming to manage. The team turned to IT partner Fractal Dimension to help it select and deploy a single solution that could simplify protection for its disparate environment.
After analyzing its requirements, Fractal Dimension suggested Commvault Complete™️ Backup & Recovery as a cost-effective, comprehensive, and flexible data management solution. “Fractal Dimension demonstrated that the Commvault solution would suit our needs and reduce ongoing management costs,” recalls Kojanić.
Working closely with Commvault and Fractal Dimension, the Ministry of Environmental Protection completed the implementation in just six weeks.
With Commvault, the Ministry now has a central platform for data backup and management that can be customized to suit current and future requirements. The user-friendly solution was quick and easy to set up, integrates seamlessly and offers comprehensive data protection. “No competing solution on the market offers the same level of organic integration,” comments Kojanić.