Gateway Funding Trades Tape for Fast EVault Backups and Restores
Gateway’s back-office IT operations help keep things running smoothly for the company’s customers and employees. Yet when faced with application growth, heavy-duty server use and the need to keep IT operations as lean as possible, the Gateway IT team realized the time had come to virtualize the company’s servers with VMware. Protecting that virtualized infrastructure became a top priority.
As Gateway’s network engineers began the move to virtualization with more powerful 64-bit servers, the company’s slower tape backup infrastructure came into question. The company had been using Symantec (formerly Veritas) Backup Exec with Quantum (formerly ADIC) Scalar tape libraries. Director of Information Technology, Dan Catinella, and Network Engineer Paul Famularo realized the organization needed to start looking for a better solution to protect their now faster, growing environment. Said Famularo, "After virtualization, we realized our tape backup solution no longer satisfied what we wanted and where we wanted to go."