Laya Healthcare - Savenet Solutions

Challenge

Laya Healthcare needed to put in place a disaster recovery solution that would protect the business in the event of their head office being unavailable for any reason.  Protection was required against everything from:

  1. Commonplace technical issues
  2. To a full disaster scenario

The new disaster recovery solution protects Laya Healthcare by enabling the business to carry on trading as normal as a result of any kind of disaster.

Solution

Cloud Disaster Recovery

Savenet put in place:

  1. A fully managed disaster recovery solution that gives Laya Healthcare the ability to recover from anything from local malfunction on Virtual Machine, a hardware failure, a ransomware attack or localized disruption, to a total disaster where their building and comms room is destroyed.  

  2. The solution also allows users to access their applications from anywhere, they simply log into their virtual desktops and carry on.

Laya’s web site, which is their main customer trading interface is also part of the DR solution.

Results

At least 50% less than building a traditional dual-site solution

Vastly improved performance and benefits over a traditional storage-based solution

The Disaster Recovery environment has been used on several occasions to run the Laya website. This allows the IT Team in Laya to perform firewall and network switch upgrades, while still allowing Laya members access to the Laya website.

“Protecting our members personal data is of critical importance to our business, so we need a robust and disaster-proof DR solution in place to safeguard our information and ensure our business operations run smoothly in the event of an incident.”

The disaster recovery solution we have in place now with Savenet is hugely important to us. It reduces our business risk and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring we are always available to look after the needs of our more than 580,000 members.”

“A real efficiency with the solution is that there is no longer a reliance on our wider Laya Healthcare IT team to perform a DR failover as Savenet manage everything and monitor the system continually.

“Savenet now operate as an extension of our IT team and the knowledge of our environment is shared.  This system is flexible and can scale very easily as we continue to grow, and we like that.”

Ian Brennan,
Director of IT
Laya Healthcare