Jonathan DeMerssemanManager, Infrastructure ServicesThomas & King<br />1<br />
Thomas & King: Background<br /><ul><li>8th largest restaurant franchise in the US</li></ul>7500 employees<br />89 Applebee...
Thomas & King: Problems<br /><ul><li>Backups took too long</li></ul>26-30 hours a day<br />Backups split into 4 primary jo...
Exchange<br />Backup Server:<br />Symantec BackupExec<br />Vizioncore vRanger Pro<br />Backup Server<br />Off-site data ce...
Solution<br /><ul><li>1 ExaGrid system at data center</li></ul>With architecture to add replica at corporate HQ<br /><ul><...
ExaGrid backup to tape once/month for archives
Backup applications</li></ul>Symantec BackupExec and Vizioncore vRanger Pro<br />
Results<br /><ul><li>Backup times reduced 50% to about 12 hours
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Thomas & King is America’s 8th largest restaurant franchise company. They own and operate 90 Applebee’s and 7 Johnny Carino's Italian Grill restaurants in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The IT staff struggled to keep up with its tape backups. Responsible for protecting the company’s critical business information, backups were split into four primary backup jobs, including incremental backup jobs for its file server, business data, SQL database and a nightly full backup of its Exchange server.

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  1. 1. Jonathan DeMerssemanManager, Infrastructure ServicesThomas & King<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Thomas & King: Background<br /><ul><li>8th largest restaurant franchise in the US</li></ul>7500 employees<br />89 Applebee’s and 6 Carino’s Italian restaurants<br /><ul><li>IT group with 9 employees </li></ul>Infrastructure, application development, restaurant systems and administration<br />
  3. 3. Thomas & King: Problems<br /><ul><li>Backups took too long</li></ul>26-30 hours a day<br />Backups split into 4 primary jobs <br />Incrementals for file server, business data, SQL DB, and nightly full backup of Exchange<br /><ul><li>Unreliable backups</li></ul>No confidence in tapes for restores<br /><ul><li>Productivity issues</li></ul>Spending a full week’s time managing tape<br /><ul><li>Considered several options</li></ul>Storage solution (snapshots on SAN) and disk with dedupe<br />
  4. 4. Exchange<br />Backup Server:<br />Symantec BackupExec<br />Vizioncore vRanger Pro<br />Backup Server<br />Off-site data center<br />Thomas & King Environment<br />Email Servers<br />Virtual Servers<br />File Servers<br />Database Servers<br />SQL Server Business Data Virtual Machine Backups<br />Primary Site ExaGrid<br />Optional Second-Site ExaGrid<br />
  5. 5. Solution<br /><ul><li>1 ExaGrid system at data center</li></ul>With architecture to add replica at corporate HQ<br /><ul><li>Full backups from 5 physical & 38 virtual servers
  6. 6. ExaGrid backup to tape once/month for archives
  7. 7. Backup applications</li></ul>Symantec BackupExec and Vizioncore vRanger Pro<br />
  8. 8. Results<br /><ul><li>Backup times reduced 50% to about 12 hours
  9. 9. More reliable backups</li></ul>Full backups completed nightly<br /><ul><li>Faster restores – completed in just seconds
  10. 10. Reduced reliance on tape</li></ul>Only backup to tape once/month<br /><ul><li>Greatly reduced time spent managing tape
  11. 11. VMware images back up directly from vRanger Pro</li></ul> Result: 3 full VM backups now reduced by over 6:1<br />
  12. 12. Lessons Learned<br /><ul><li>SQL dumps to ExaGrid relieves infrastructure staff
  13. 13. Allows IT staff to work in areas of specialization
  14. 14. Database manager can restore SQL data if needed
  15. 15. Realized high efficiency in our SQL backups
  16. 16. 15 weeks now take up the space of 1 backup
  17. 17. Support is very strong – know most of the techs by name
  18. 18. Great for VMware backups
  19. 19. ExaGrid is very nimble organization – upgrade to architecture
  20. 20. Makes tape elimination a real possibility
  21. 21. Wide vendor partnerships make vendor changes easy
  22. 22. Revolutionary early-to-market provider
  23. 23. Still actively advancing product</li></li></ul><li>8<br />
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