Backup Systems ever-growing portfolio of satisfied clients includes Campbell Dallas LLP, a dynamic and progressive firm of independent Chartered Accountants. Hear what Billy Douglas, the IT Director for Campbell Dallas had to say surrounding the success of working with Backup Systems:

Why Campbell Dallas originally engaged with Backup Systems:

“Campbell Dallas LLP decided to review our backup and business continuity processes. At the point of review we only used a tape drive and had no off site offering to the business in the event of a major outage. We looked at various offerings with varying costs and found that Backup Systems offered us a good cost effective solution within budget.”

The solution – what Backup Systems deployed to address the issue:

“We decided to invest in an off-site half rack at a tier 3 data centre and this would provide us the off-site element of our business continuity requirement. Campbell Dallas LLP has invested in a virtual environment using Citrix as our hypervisor. We purchased two large data servers with one based on the LAN and the other based on the WAN at the data centre. Backup Systems installed their system and we now have locally backed up data and off site data backups varying from full to granular backups that also include the backing up of the virtual server images. Out of peak times the data from the backup on the LAN is then trickled up to our off site storage, the overhead of which is reduced by using their deduplication software. While you never hope to implement your full business continuity plan one of the unique selling point for me regarding Backup Systems was the ability to use their system for restoring (at a granular level) deleted emails that can be achieved in minutes. The restoring of live data is equally effortless and we use these very often and it is good to see that the data that you may have to rely on one day is complete and the recovery process is simple.”

Strategy & execution – how the solution was rolled out:

“Both the LAN and WAN solutions were built on site locally, and full backups completed. The WAN server was then shipped to the remote site and system was implemented with a status report delivered 6 days per week as we had requested.”

The results & outcomes:

“Campbell Dallas LLP now have backup data locally on site and off. We are developing a further strategy to compliment this service. Once again I hope never to implement a full DR process but I can state without fear of contradiction that the service that has been offered by Backup Systems especially out of hours has been first class and that gives me a degree of confidence should we ever have to call upon their help.”