Global cloud, local price

Revera Vault delivers mega-scale local cloud backup for one-third of the price, says NZ’s commercial fisheries service provider FishServe.

Local cloud storage at global cloud prices – good if you can get it.

When Wellington-based commercial fisheries service provider FishServe switched to online service delivery, managing their data in the cloud was a no-brainer. Taking lessons learned from the 2014 Wellington earthquake, FishServe collocated enterprise IT at a Revera Homeland data centre in Trentham and trialled a cloud backup service provided by a local ISP. Everything ran smoothly, though the backup system was expensive – especially the bandwidth. Surely they could pay less?

At just $0.06 per GB/month, Vault’s object-based cloud storage scales from gigabytes to exabytes, even zettabytes. FishServe only pays for the storage they use, setup is free, and extracting data doesn’t cost a bean.

Deep in Revera’s data centre, FishServe’s Veeam backup and availability software points to a Vault target. Company production systems are backed up incrementally each day (approximately 1.5 TB), with a full weekly backup conducted every Friday.

FishServe's Vault experience

Great price: It’s hard to argue with $0.06 per GB/month. Vault is a third of the price of FishServe’s previous backup provider and on a par with Amazon S3

No hidden costs: Extracting data from Vault is free, which Mr Brown said made it easier to calculate costs before jumping in. “Offshore providers can be a bit tricky,” he said.

Easy to use: Vault’s compatibility with Amazon’s S3 connector supports quick integration with FishServe’s data management systems. A cloud gateway regulates bandwidth dedicated to backup windows. 

Great reporting:  Reporting available through Revera’s services portal CloudCreator keeps FishServe in the picture and links to other Revera services.

“Vault ticked all the boxes,” said FishServe IT operations manager Jonathan Brown. “The S3 connector worked for our backup tools, the throughput was good and, the big kicker, Vault was one third of the price of the incumbent.”

 

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“The S3 connector worked for our backup tools, the throughput was good and, the big kicker, Vault was one third of the price of the incumbent.”

- Jonathan Brown FishServe IT operations manager