A disaster recovery solution for top UK law firm
Fletchers needed a solution that would seamlessly fit into their technological environment
An organisation of this scale cannot afford for any core services to be down for any amount of time as it can have huge implications both financially and in terms of reputation. Therefore, it was important we met their strict and important recovery time objectives.
The challenge faced by Fletchers
Our Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution is built on Veeam’s Cloud Connect platform which allows the allocated cloud resources to seamlessly integrate with Fletcher’s existing onsite Veeam Backup & Replication environment. Replication jobs were configured to replicate the appropriate virtual machines on a schedule to meet Fletchers RPO (recovery point objective). A dedicated firewall matching the existing devices used by Fletchers was collocated in one of our datacenter locations to provide external access to the replicated servers in the event of a full failover.
In the event of a disaster, two failover options are then available; a partial failover to allow certain virtual machines to be powered on in CT’s environment and transparently connected to Fletcher’s local network or a full failover whereby all virtual machines are powered on in CT’s environment and users access remotely via the firewall.
Our experts continue to work closely together with Fletchers to maintain the highest level support and advice on data availability to ensure their solution meets any changing requirements. At all times a dedicated team of IT specialists is at hand throughout the service, with direct escalation to director level.
“As an existing Veeam customer, Fletchers approached CT to provide a DR solution that allowed the ability to spin up our core IT systems on an external cloud platform should a disaster affect our site or IT infrastructure. CT’s DR experts worked closely with Fletchers to truly understand our business needs, identifying our core services and what resources were necessary to replicate in their DRaaS environment”
Head of Network and Infrastructure at Fletchers Solicitors