GreenSquare Group has slashed its annual disaster recovery budget by almost two-thirds after moving to Microsoft Azure Site Recovery (ASR) with the help of Iomart cloud consultancy SystemsUp. The move to a public cloud has enabled GreenSquare to close its secondary data centre and improve its recovery processes.
Rob Fletcher, group head of ICT, GreenSquare, said, “We had decided to re-orient our ICT strategy around hybrid-cloud adoption to be more efficient, and a move to the public cloud made real financial sense.
“Microsoft put us in touch with the team at SystemsUp who showed us the potential of Azure Site Recovery and then worked with us to get us there. They planned it incredibly thoroughly and there was a huge transfer of knowledge to our engineers on site.”
GreenSquare reported that its key indicators for restoring data have dramatically improved; the recovery time objective has been reduced from weeks to hours, while the recovery point objective is now down from 24 hours to just 15 minutes.
Fletcher said, “Although we have a very capable on-site technical resource, this was very much new territory for us,” Rob Fletcher says. “SystemsUp brought its skills, knowledge and expertise and helped prove to us that ASR would bring GreenSquare sizeable benefits.”