NAKIVO Enables a Tire Manufacturer to Recover VMs in Minutes
Pt Multistrada Arah Sarana Tbk. Is a tire manufacturer, established since 1988 in Indonesia. Multistrada produces radial tire for two-wheeled vehicles – Corsa and four-wheeled vehicles – Achilles. Through these brands, Multistrada also has Paris Saint-Germain as its partner since 2016. The company manufactures tires for passenger’s cars, commercial cars, trucks, and buses, as well as performance and industrial tires which are used in the international market.
Multistrada’s IT infrastructure consists of two sites, 50 physical servers, and nearly 90 virtual machines. Virtual machines store databases, web servers, web applications, and various other critical documents. Previously, Multistrada had to manually recreate their VMs, as the company did not have any VM backup solution in place. If a VM became corrupted, the recovery time was exasperatingly long and could take hours to complete. Such lengthy VM recovery times was essentially unacceptable for the company by any practical metrics. Eventually, Multistrada realized that their lack of a proper backup product, designed specifically for virtualization, began affecting their user productivity in an acutely negative way, leading the company to decide to seek out a proper product. The criteria for selecting a backup product was simple: fast VM recovery, simple VM backup, and ease of use and management.
Multistrada tried out different VM backup solutions available on the market and in the end, selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication. NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers reliable VM backup, fast VM recovery, and simple installation and configuration. The product can also be installed on a QNAP NAS, thus allowing users to create a high-performance backup appliance in order to ensure reliable and efficient data protection for critical data and applications. Installation on QNAP NAS was also one of the reasons why Multistrada selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication, as this integration allows them to take advantage of already available hardware, use available storage on the box, and utilize software in the most efficient way possible. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s integration with our QNAP NAS was a pleasant surprise for us, especially since other vendors that we evaluated did not offer such functionality at an affordable price for us,” says Kenedy Tjili, Head of IT and Operations at Multistrada.
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Multistrada enjoys forever-incremental backup and network acceleration functionality. With network acceleration, VM backup speed is increased and network load is reduced at the same time. Moreover, backup jobs are completed at a faster rate since the amount of data that is transferred over the network is reduced. With forever-incremental backup, Multistrada can take advantage of VMware Change Tracking Technology that identifies changed data and only those changes are transferred to the backup repository. Thus, with this functionality, VM backup speed is also increased. “Previously, a VM backup of our entire infrastructure was impossible to perform on a daily basis. However, thanks to NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s forever-incremental backup, we can back up all our VMs in just a few hours,” says Kenedy Tjili.
Finally, Multistrada’s main issue with lengthy recovery times was eliminated with NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s instant VM recovery, as well as granular recovery. With instant VM recovery, Multistrada can recover entire VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated backups. NAKIVO Backup & Replication also provides granular recovery, such instant file and object recovery. “Instant VM recovery is the best feature that helped us improve our recovery time. Previously, we had to recover our VM manually and that took hours to complete. Now, thanks to NAKIVO Backup & Replication, VM recovery has never been simpler. Hours have literally turned into minutes,” says Kenedy Tjili.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on a QNAP NAS provides Multistrada with increased VM backup speed due to forever-incremental backup and network acceleration. Moreover, NAKIVO Backup & Replication boosts VM recovery time for Multistrada, allowing the company to recover their VMs in just minutes, rather than hours. Due to the software’s integration with QNAP NAS, Multistrada also takes advantage of the available hardware, utilizing all available storage. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides us with simple, yet reliable VM backups and fast VM recovery, thus improving the productivity of our users and eliminating downtime. We no longer need to worry about VM crashes or corruptions, as with instant VM recovery, we can restore an entire VM in just a few clicks. We definitely have peace of mind with NAKIVO Backup & Replication,” says Kenedy Tjili.
PT Multistrada Arah Sarana Tbk, also known as MASA, is an Indonesian tire manufacturer that was previously known as PT Oroban Perkasa pursuant to Limited Company Entity Establishment Deeds No. 63 of 1988. The company produces tires for four-wheeled and two-wheeled vehicles under their own brands (Achilles and Corsa), covering domestic and export marketing area. Supported by a broader distribution network for domestic sales and exports, Multistrada’s reputation has also increased, driven by their commitment to continuously develop new products, adapting to the market’s need. Multistrada has also improved internal conditions consistently by implementing world-class quality standards in production processes in order to protect the safety of their customers. For more information, please visit www.multistrada.co.id .