Galapagos, a Belgian company and a world leader in biotechnology, opted for the AdBackup Corporate solution to protect its 15TB of computer data and optimise its ‘Business Continuity’ plan.
The Galapagos company, located in Mechelen, recently entered into various partnerships with GSK, Roche and Janssen Pharmaceutica, generating a 100 million euro turnover in 2009, with its clinical research programmes largely contributing to the company’s success. And turnover for 2010 is expected to exceed EUR 135 million.
Galapagos needed a Business Continuity plan to match its ambitions
Faced with the pressure from these new projects, the company’s management was concerned that:
- The potential unavailability of IT tools could interrupt their research, pushing back their deadlines;
- Failure of their backup system could cause data loss and jeopardise many years of clinical trials.
Both cases make it difficult for them to reach their 2010 targets.
By basing their Business Continuity plan on the AdBackup Corporate solution, Galapagos has successfully increased its performance level and reduced the total backup management cost, while decreasing the risk level.
“In terms of value for money, AdBackup Corporate really stood out. Not only do we perform a local backup of our Belgian, French and Dutch websites daily, which was not possible before we integrated AdBackup Corporate, but we also immediately have access to a second copy in France. We backup a total of roughly 15 TB every day… and this through an 8 Mbps Internet connection. I would never have thought that an online backup solution could achieve this and with such stability!” declared Mr. Marc De Boeck, ICT Director of Galapagos.
Online backup is entering a new era!
Since its emergence in the early 2000s, online backups were largely limited to SMEs. Ten years later, market trends and the development of new technologies have allowed larger companies to embrace backup technology.
Edouard de Rémur, Sales Director of the Oodrive Group points out that “Today, thanks to the combination of our powerful Delta Block technology, a rapidly evolving product line, the falling prices of hard drives and reduced bandwidth, we can offer Business Continuity solutions that are extremely efficient at unbeatable prices to large corporations.
When I see other companies’ interest in our solutions, I am confident that we are at the beginning of a new era for online backup. Between 2000 and 2010 the focus was pretty much on the SMEs market and I would not be surprised to see the deployment of our solutions in large corporations during this next decade”.
Mr de Rémur adds: “Today, all companies have a tight budget and a need to automate routine tasks. Backing up data is important but does not add value to the company. We therefore have a role to play”.