BDO Limerick is a member of the international BDO network – the world’s fifth largest accounting network and provides a range of services around accountancy, audit and tax consultancy.
The business provides services to a wide range of sectors, including Agri Food, Leisure & Hospitality, Multinationals, Tech & Media, Aviation Finance, Healthcare and Retail.
BDO Limerick has grown steadily and as new services such as outsourced payroll processing came on stream, the business decided to upgrade its existing business continuity systems to enterprise level.
Zerto Virtual Replication is the industry’s most comprehensive hypervisor-based data replication solution for VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V. Zerto disaster recovery solutions replace traditional array-based BCDR that was not built to deal with virtual IT environments.
Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) 5.0 is the only future-proof all in one replication and recovery solution that makes disaster recovery simple and scalable from private, hybrid and to public clouds. You can maintain IT resilience as your infrastructure evolves with hypervisor-based replication of VM block-level changes. Zerto enables you to replicate from any storage to any storage; between VMware vSphere versions and cross-hypervisor for on premise datacentres, or to utilize the cloud for Disaster Recovery as a Service.
The solution Savenet implemented for BDO Limerick enables significant risk reduction for the business and its critical customer facing applications, including:
• Very significant savings on long term costs around DR – due to using Savenet managed DR service, there are no requirements for any BDO staff involvement and all data is held in Savenet’s cloud environment in Dublin.
• No Capex investment required; solution is all Opex.
• Simplified and reduced the cost of running the whole IT environment, no secondary DR site and hardware to manage.
The whole cloud disaster recovery solution is managed daily by the Savenet DRaaS Team in Dublin. Full DR testing is carried out every year. Very significantly, the solution also eliminates the need for BDO to use any “hot seats” in a second site. In the event of a major disaster invocation, all the applications are available to all users over the cloud via a cloud desktop solution Savenet provide.
Anthony Ryan, IT Manager of BDO said, “We chose Savenet with the Zerto solution because it was the only one that could guarantee a Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of one hour and a Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of less than 15 seconds. We now have total peace of mind that in the event of any kind of disaster, from a local issue on a particular VM, to our entire building being out of action; our production server environment can failover to the cloud in seconds and enable us to keep functioning, with no data loss.”
Lorcan Cunningham, CTO of Savenet said, “As a cloud services provider who specialise in DR and backup, we only use products that stand up to rigorous testing and prove themselves to be totally reliable. Zerto has proven itself to be a first-rate enterprise solution, which we use for all our disaster recovery services for virtualised environments. This allows Savenet to restore any virtual machine for BDO within minutes with just the click of a mouse.”