Heavily dependent on virtualization for efficiency, the thai construction firm realises that the Cloud can also provide resilient data management and protection.

A Thai construction contractor that focuses on infrastructure such as energy, communications and public utilities was already leveraging technology to improve its business efficiency.

With an increased reliance upon virtual machines (VMs), the firm, TRC Construction Public Company Limited (TRC), soon realized it also needs to be confident that the workflow, systems and data will not be compromised and interrupted by cyberattacks or other failures.

TRC had never used a data backup and recovery service provider before, and almost lost data as a result. According to Pavita Leesakul, Director and Vice President of the firm’s Corporate Affairs Division: “Once, our server went down as some of our equipment was damaged and data wasn’t backed up successfully to the Disaster Recovery (DR) site, so there were problems with some of the data. Although, in the end, we were able to recover data from another DR site, the risk was worrying.”

As an infrastructure contractor, TRC’s business priority for project delivery is not just about quality and standards but also promptness and speed. “The construction business is primarily focused on people and documentation. In future, IT or digital services will play a greater role in business management. As our company grows, use of data recovery systems and the cloud will make business faster, more efficient and more convenient,” continued Leesakul when announcing the firm’s adoption of a cloud-based backup, recovery and data management solution.

TRC has chosen Veeam’s services to protect their systems and essential information to ensure continuity. So far, more than 10TB of essential data has been backed up and replicated, reducing the firm’s concerns on data protection, increasing work efficiency and time savings as data can now be recovered and searched 10 times faster.

Also, disaster recovery site management and manpower costs are being reduced by 50% and 20%, respectively.