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Western National Group Case Study: Faster, Simpler and Efficient Backup from Exagrid

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First starting off as a property management facility, Western National Group (WNG) evolved into a premier regional third party apartment property Management Company in the Western region. Combining management strength and market intelligence with a legacy of corporate success and industry innovation, they provide comprehensive products and services to owners and investors. They are critically acclaimed to be one of the West's premier multifamily real estate companies and for decades, they have provided value and service to property owners in the local community.

IT Challenges:

Managing multiple properties requires a highly efficient data center that can store and backup critical data for the business. The IT department needed to   upgrade processes and equipment when new information was being stored for each property profile. However, retention was an ongoing issue where the   backup window was taking 12 hours to backup data. The company was in search of a solution with speed and convenience of disk-based backup, but for a   cost-efficient price.

Solution Provided:

Working closely with an MR2 Solutions specialist, the environment was able to benefit from the EX21000E. This appliance, along with the other backup solutions, divides storage into two major portions: “landing zones” and deduplication backups. Landing zones allows the system to accomplish fast restorations as well as store full uncompressed backup so that the recovery time isn’t slowed down every time deduplication backups would need to decompress files. Exagrid ensures maximized bandwidth and full computing power capacity by including full servers in their expansions as businesses continue to grow. As WNG productively expands, they are able accommodate additional capacity with Exagrid’s scale-out structure. This eliminates the overhaul to a network and backup infrastructure, saving time and money.

Improved Backup Initiative:

Exagrid quickened the backup process, which had also worked seamlessly with the already acquired Veeam software. Additional 14 appliances can join a single GRID, which makes for 588TB usable capacity. Deduplication technology is also done offline and in parallel with backups, keeping deduplication out of the backup path for faster restores and shorter backup windows. This solution was customized for the company’s business needs and in return, they received the most out of their IT investment. MR2 Solutions was able to go into the environment and diagnose the exact pain points the department was going through. With access to powerful and important resources from the Exagrid engineering team, the MR2 Solutions “architects” were able to discover the best solution for WNG.

About Exagrid:

Exagrid Systems is a notable and large manufacture known worldwide. They solve backup problems effectively and permanently with their unique and patented technology, Exagrid’s disk-based, scale-out GRID architecture adjusts to increasing backup demands due to constantly growing data volumes. It acclaims that it is the only solution that combines compute with capacity as well as unique landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. Learn more here.

 

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