Tuesday, 26th May 2020

Casey Group re-writes the blueprint for managing its data

Rubrik protects Casey Group’s 90% virtualised environment, including virtual SQL and mission-critical ERP and CRM systems.

Rubrik has worked with the Casey Group to deliver a seamless and powerful data management solution. This has already resulted in a 90%+ management time reduction and 80% data centre footprint reduction, adding an extra 65 days of productivity back into the business.

Rochdale-based Casey Group, a multi-faceted developer operating in five main divisions: construction, public realm and environmental works, developments, and plant hire and service, is committed to preserving the environment and utilising expertise from individual companies and subsidiaries to successfully deliver on a wide range of projects.

“Historically, our business was mostly paper-driven,” said Jordan Larkman, IT Systems Manager at Casey Group. “Now, everything in our industry is becoming digitised, from meeting minutes to blueprints. Managing and protecting our data has become a high priority. For example, we are legally required to have copies of blueprints available for ten years.”

Previously, Casey Group spent around two hours a day managing an outdated legacy solution that often resulted in downtime. In one example, Casey Group’s legacy backup solution was down for four days before they could reach third-line customer support. The company needed a more innovative, reliable and efficient solution that could easily scale and provided first-class customer support.

Although Casey Group considered both Commvault and Rubrik, the team felt Rubrik was much easier to use and far more intuitive. Through deploying Rubrik, Casey Group has reclaimed 65 days of added productivity to focus on more strategic work, including infrastructure upgrades. It has also benefited from:

  • 90%+ management time savings: Rubrik’s automated SLA policy engine and management simplicity has increased operational efficiency, giving more time to address day-to-day issues and plan infrastructure upgrades.
  • Near-zero RTOs with user-friendly search: Rubrik’s user-friendly search has reduced the time it takes to locate files from ten minutes to a few seconds.
  • 80% reduction in data center footprint: Casey Group has reduced its data centre footprint from 10U to 2U with commensurate savings on power and cooling costs.

“Having seen substantial growth recently, Rubrik has enabled us to modernise our technology to support our current environment while also making it easily scalable to accommodate future growth,” added Jordan. “Rubrik’s support has been exemplary. It exceeds that of any other vendor I’ve worked with. The combination of Rubrik’s advanced features and performance and the calibre of support instils a high degree of confidence that we chose the right solution.”

“Casey Group’s legacy backup solution was letting them down and resulting in long periods of downtime,” says Martin Brown, Director of Western Europe, at Rubrik. “We are proud to support Casey Group on its digital transformation journey, which in turn is allowing them to focus on innovation and the modernisation of their technology to accommodate their recent growth.”

“We have a fantastic working relationship with the Casey Group,” said Krishna Keshvara, Senior Solutions Consultant at Softcat, Rubrik’s channel partner. “So when they needed a backup solution to fit their compliance requirements, we immediately recommended Rubrik. As a trusted partner, we knew Rubrik would deliver an all-round data management solution to meet Casey Group's needs.”
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