NAKIVO Provides Fast VM Backup and Simple Backup Management for a Software Company
BtoBet is a pioneer in the new technologies for iGaming operators and the betting industry. Their unique, customizable, secure, and flexible cloud-based systems deliver unprecedented capabilities to drive Sportsbook and iGaming businesses. BtoBet serves the gaming industry with solutions and products that are ready to support any change in consumer behavior and in the market, in addition to custom software development and services based on the requirements of clients.
BtoBet’s IT infrastructure is distributed via multiple datacenters; in their most recently opened datacenter, the company made the decision to virtualize their environment. BtoBet’s IT team chose to abandon physical servers in light of virtualization, thus the company’s data from three physical servers migrated to the VMware vSphere hosts running VMware VMs. The company virtualized all the operational information needed for running their iGaming and betting platform on a B2B basis. BtoBet’s iGaming and betting solution is a business-critical service which is offered to their multiple customers, thus if the company’s solution were to experience downtime, the businesses of their customers, which run millions of transactions a month, would also experience downtime. Therefore, to eliminate downtime and the risk of data loss, a VM backup solution specifically built for virtualization was required.
“Since we only recently virtualized our environment, we did not have any experience with other VM backup solutions. We knew that we needed a product that was specifically built for virtualization, plus we had several requirements: ease-of-use, price point, and functionality. Our IT team did thorough research and based on the information available online, partly derived from the technical documents, partly taken from the testimonials on the third-party review websites, we decided to choose NAKIVO Backup & Replication as our VM backup solution,” says Viktor Krstevski, Product Manager at BtoBet.
BtoBet deployed NAKIVO Backup & Replication in their VMware vSphere environment, which enables the company to presently make use of VM backup, backup copy, and global data deduplication functionality. NAKIVO Backup & Replication performs image-based, forever-incremental, and application-aware backup, allowing BtoBet to protect all their VMware VMs. Backup copy functionality allows BtoBet to create copies of business-critical backups that can be stored in one or multiple locations. Lastly, with global data deduplication, BtoBet dramatically reduces the size of the VM backups, thus freeing up storage space for the company’s other needs.
“We back up our VMware VMs much faster than it previously took us to back up our physical servers. We are satisfied with the performance of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, in particular the fact that the product does not interfere with the regular work-life of our VMs. In terms of time, on average, within a few hours, we are able to complete all the backup jobs for all our VMs,” says Viktor.
“In addition, another cost-benefit that we see from NAKIVO Backup & Replication is the global data deduplication functionality that allows us to save storage space in the backup repository. Finally, with backup copy functionality, we can protect all our VM backups in one extra way, by ensuring that we have more than one copy of our backups and that our data can be recovered in case of a disaster,” explains Viktor.
Before investing in NAKIVO Backup & Replication, BtoBet did not have access to efficient reporting capabilities, thus a significant amount of time was spent on regular manual backups. Now, with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, the company takes advantage of email notifications and reporting, that in turn lead to minimum time spent on backup administration. “Proper monitoring of backups health via reporting is a huge benefit for us. Email notifications and automatic reports allow us to monitor the health of our virtual environment easily and detect problems or errors in a timely manner,” Viktor reports.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides BtoBet with fast, forever-incremental, and image-based VM backup that protects the company’s critical data stored in the VMware VMs. With global data deduplication, BtoBet saves significant storage space, enabling the company to perform more frequent backups. While with backup copy functionality, BtoBet ensures recoverability in case of a disaster, by creating and storing extra backup copies. Lastly, reporting capabilities provide the company with detailed information on the VM backup performance. “Based on our market research, NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides us with the best VM backup solution at the great price. Instead of performing regular manual backups of the VMs, we now automated all the backup jobs, and only monitor the daily reports that we receive. NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows us to automate our backups and provides proper tools for monitoring the health of our backups. Now, our backups are fast and backup management is simplified,” says Viktor.
BtoBet, operating worldwide, is a part of a group with 20 years of experience in software development in IT, finance, telecommunication, e-commerce, and banking, that is strongly committed to technology and widely investing in research and development. The experience gained in these advanced environments, allows BtoBet to be visionary in the iGaming and Sports betting industry with a deep understanding of the requirements of the market and anticipating bookmakers’ and operators’ needs. BtoBet is a true partner in technology, offering a standalone iGaming and Sportsbook platform and services. BtoBet allows licensees to be unique in the market, by giving them the opportunity to completely personalize their offers for Sports betting and iGaming business, online mobile, and retail. For more information, please visit www.btobet.com.