Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is one of the UK’s longest established operational Airports having been officially opened on 1st July 1933.

LJLA was operating a traditional backup solution including tape technology. This manual process was expensive and cumbersome. As a busy UK airport, they rely on all their I.T. infrastructure to be readily available and resilient. Lengthy recovery times could potentially slow the Airport operation to a complete standstill.

LJLA engaged ANS to provide them with a new backup strategy which removed their reliance on using Tape for long-term backup data retention. ANS provided LJLA with a solution based on Veeam which integrates with VMware vCenter to backup Virtual Machines (VMs) to a Veeam Repository for long-term retention.

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ANS has provided a fast, flexible and reliable backup solution which we can rely on. With up-to-date snapshots of our virtual machines, we have the assurance that we can quickly get back up and running. John Fazakerley, IT & Telecoms Manager LJLA
  • Recovery of entire VMs, individual files and application items
  • Backup directly from existing FlexPod solution using NetApp snapshots
  • Increased retention of data (improved from retention using tapes)
  • Improved Recovery Point Objective and Recovery Time Objective using disk-based backup technologies
  • Application integration, allowing LJLA to restore single Exchange mailbox items, SQL databases, single file and folders etc.
  • Future expansion to enable LJLA to run live services from the DR environment whilst backing up all data

Features & Benefits

LJLA can now rely on an economical virtual-only backup application which provides a secure, scalable and efficient backup and replication strategy. The application integration now means data can be retrieved and restored quickly. Not only can LJLA do full backups of their virtual server, they can do backups and snapshots of their virtual machines. These virtual machines can be moved from one server to another and redeployed easier and faster. Snapshots can be taken throughout the day, ensuring much more up-to-date data, and because firing up a snapshot is even faster than booting a typical server, downtime is dramatically cut.

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