Essilor picks Veeam for native Azure backup, recovery

Essilor Amera (Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Russia and Africa),  manufacturer and distributor of ophthalmic lenses, has deployed Veeam Backup & Replication to ensure IT resiliency through native Azure backup and recovery. 

Veeam also provides easy, efficient replication to support the region’s digital business transformation, and it offers flexible annual licensing that saves $80,000 over three years.

To manufacture and distribute vision products more efficiently, Essilor Amera embarked on a digital transformation of business processes. The challenge was ensuring data is always available, and so to avoid the risk of data loss, Essilor Amera sought modern data protection with seamless cloud integration. 

Petru Craciunas, head of the IT infrastructure and information security at Essilor Amera, said Veeam is the most versatile data protection solution for IT resiliency in the age of repeat ransomware attacks.

“Ransomware attacks are increasing, and one of the best ways to avoid them is to have solid backups that can’t be encrypted in a secure cloud,” Craciunas said.

Veeam backs up and replicates 45 TB across 600 virtual machines (VMs) on-premises, between data centres and to Azure. Some VMs are in Azure, so Veeam backs them up too. For recovery purposes, Veeam can restore on-premises VMs to Azure, and Veeam can restore the VMs residing in Azure.

“Native Azure backup and recovery is just one reason we chose Veeam,” said Simon Doroja, data centre and team lead at Essilor Amera. “Another reason is that Veeam supports our digital transformation by replicating VMs quickly and easily for data migration.”

Also, Craciunas pointed out that Veeam licensing is annual and flexible, so it adapts to the changing needs of each environment throughout our region.