The end of tape backup

New Plymouth District Council puts backups in the cloud with Revera Vault.

New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) knew cloud backup was the way to go. But paying a premium for cloud, or keeping data in a foreign data centre, was out of the question.

With projects underway to digitise NPDC’s remaining paper-based information, Dowsing expects the council’s 27 TBs of data to keep growing. Priced at just $0.06 per GB/month, Vault keeps costs to a minimum. What’s more, NPDC will soon retire its tape backup infrastructure

NPDC's Vault experience

Quick start: With the help of a Revera engineer, NPDC changed its CommVault backup target from tape to Revera Vault. Vault’s compatibility with Amazon’s S3 means connecting to backup systems like CommVault is quick and easy.

Managed performance: Vault’s cloud gateway marries bandwidth dedicated  to incremental and full backups – so business users never complain about slow systems. 

No surprises: With data in the cloud, the cost and hassle of maintaining backup infrastructure is history. But what about one-off costs for extracting data from cloud backup? Not with Vault – extracting data is free. 

Secure: NPDC’s CommVault backup system encrypts data.  But Vault goes further, adding layers of performance and security, including synchronous replication across three geo-diverse data centres in New Zealand, continuous data integrity audits and repair, and 99.999999999% object durability.

"Our backup tapes were stored offsite, but not out of region. Cloud was the easy option to fix that.” - NPDC's ICT Manager Wayne Dowsing. 


Click here to learn more about Vault.

Click here to watch how you can get to the cloud with Vault. 

“Vault’s per-GB pricing is on a par with public cloud storage – and our data stays local. Why wouldn’t you use it?”

- NPDC's ICT Manager Wayne Dowsing