Carlsberg UK has installed data recovery software to maintain key IT systems that control brewing operations.
Operations at the Leeds brewery depend on its IT systems. In the event that production servers fail, users failover to secondary servers so that they are able carry on working without interruption to service. Replicating live data is central to this process.
"A benefit of having two identical datasets is that we are able run our tape back-up from secondary servers. This means that the back-up process does not interfere with production performance and we are able to run the back-ups during standard working hours," said Graeme Walker, senior systems engineer at Carlsberg UK.
Carlsberg used software from Double-Take that continuously replicates data required by the brewery management systems from production to back-up servers.
Walker said that if his team needs to investigate problems, install patches and implement server or software upgrades, they are now able to manually failover to the secondary servers, leaving them free to work on the production servers without compromising performance for users.