Veeam Software announced that Parul University has selected Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus to transform its data protection strategy to ensure continuity of services for the university’s online offerings. Veeam provides Parul University with uninterrupted access to an online examination portal for 28,000 students, helps increase the backup success rate to almost 100% from 80% and contributes to the university’s competitive edge by saving the IT department 20 hours per month, which is now invested in driving IT innovation in other areas.
Parul University has been continually innovating and launching new digital services for its 28,000 students, to build on its position as the leading private university in Gujarat, India. However, during the pandemic the university, like many others across the globe, experienced a complete switch to online learning. The explosion of digital data doubled the university’s storage demands — and it began looking for a new data protection solution that could protect its fast-growing data and enable reliable access to online services for students working remotely.
“At Parul University, learning is not limited to the classroom. We use digital learning spaces, including Google classroom, Microsoft Teams, Jitsy and Zoom, to extend education to students wherever they are, whenever they want,” said Snehalkumar Darji, chief technology officer at Parul University. “We saw our data double from 100PB to 200PB in 12 months during the pandemic. We couldn’t afford to lose or delay access to any data as that would threaten the quality of education that we provide and our reputation for excellence. In particular, we wanted to ensure non-stop access to our examination portal, where students take evaluations weekly, quarterly and annually.”
Parul University selected Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus to deliver exceptional quality education, transform data protection strategy and ensure continuity of service for the organization’s new online offerings. Veeam ensures uninterrupted access to innovative educational resources and essential data 24/7, for students, faculty and staff.
Using Veeam Backup & Replication, the university can replicate data across its entire physical and virtual environment for the first time. The solution backs up data from essential applications, including the university’s learning management system, ERP and examination portal. Also, data restore times have been slashed from up to two hours to as little as 15 minutes, boosting business resilience. Parul University can now protect students, faculty and staff from interruptions to their work by providing them non-stop access to essential data.
“To stand out in the crowded education sector, you have to embrace innovation. With Veeam protecting our data, we have the solid foundations to continue developing digitally empowered learning for our students. Veeam Backup & Replication has so many great built-in features, we’re convinced that it will cover all eventualities as Parul University takes on the next challenge.” added Darji.
“The pandemic has tremendously accelerated digitization of the education sector. However, these new conditions have forced universities to completely rely on online learning, putting pressure on IT infrastructure,” said Sandeep Bhambure, vice president & managing director, Veeam India & SAARC. “We are pleased to partner with Parul University in its mission of continuing to raise educational standards for its students, transforming data protection strategy and ensuring non-stop access to the examination portal. Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise Plus helps the university replicate data across its entire physical and virtual environment. The solution is well poised to help provide seamless access to essential data for students, faculty and staff.”