Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) Selects Veeam to Support Global Operations
Veeam One provides data security and real-time recall, enabling seamless production, distribution, tracking and corporate compliance
Milan, July 2017: Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced that it was chosen by the innovative radiopharmaceutical company Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) to provide back office support for its global operations. AAA has selected Veeam Availability Suite to ensure the continuity and security of technical processes and information that facilitate the seamless production and distribution of its diagnostic and therapeutic Molecular Nuclear Medicine products.
With a manufacturing and distribution network that serves more than 300hospitals between Europe and the U.S.; and 31 locations including production, administrative management, research and development laboratories; AAA has over 500 employees in 13 countries including France, Italy, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Israel, USA and Canada..
“Our IT infrastructure is vital to our production and delivery: we make radiopharmaceuticals with limited shelf-lives, so they need to be delivered within hours or days to multiple locations. Any delays can impact patient management. This was one of our primary reasons for choosing Veeam, as their solution guarantees us to be Always-On in a simple and effective manner,” says David Domeneghini, Head of IT for AAA.
The Enterprise Plus edition of Veeam Availability Suite impressed AAA, who decided to adopt it for quick recovery, flexibility and reliability of virtualized applications and data. This solution combines backup and replication, offering a degree of data protection and monitoring 24/7/365. At the same time, it is enriched by the innovative Veeam ONE. It is a powerful tool for monitoring, reporting and capacity planning that provides complete visibility of an IT environment in order to identify issues before they affect any business operations. “Veeam One’s ability to facilitate reporting and recall of historical records was another important factor in our choice. This type of flexibility is necessary for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance as a publicly listed company,” added Domeneghini.
“Our previous solutions did not adequately meet the needs of our rapidly growing company,” noted Domeneghini. “We cannot afford to experience any downtime in production, or challenges in recovery of even the tiniest bit of data. We have grown by more than 100 employees in the last year alone, which has translated into an explosive growth in corporate data. Email volume alone, has increased by 150 GB reaching 1.5 terabytes in the last year, and our backup is now saving more than 4.5 terabytes of data.
“Our SLA is equivalent to “as soon as possible,” as we cannot afford to have any delay greater than 120 minutes. Having production stopped for even a few hours can greatly impact our customers. .We have pleased by the ease with which our engineers have become familiar with the solution, enabling significant savings in time and resources. We also appreciate the support and responsiveness of Be Team, Veeam’s implementation partner. Overall, the choice of Veeam’s suite of solutions has been a good one for us.”
“Today, with the digital transformation taking place in all market segments, IT is an integral part of the business of each company and the service levels required are very high. System outages are no longer tolerable, and the concept of “Always-On Business” has become a de facto standard. The choice of AAA, which is dedicated to producing nuclear medicine diagnostics and therapeutics critical to patient care, demonstrates the ability of Veeam Software to accept the challenge of the new requirements of the business and guarantee companies to be Always- on “says Albert Zammar, Vice President Southern EMEA Veeam.”