The Challenge

RHP Group is a British not-for-profit organisation providing affordable and good quality homes for people who can’t afford to buy or rent in the private sector. The South-West London based organisation who own and manage over 10,000 properties has a vision to be one of the best service providers in the UK.

RHP is recognised as being a technology leader in its market and they identified the need to improve in the areas of backup and recovery in order to reduce costs and increase agility of operations. Before enlisting the help of Amazon Web Services and Nordcloud, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, RHP were storing backups at a location close to their office, but they still needed someone to physically collect, transport, and deliver their tapes for storage. Along with data centre costs and time delays, there were security challenges in terms of running backups on a server within the RHP office and then transporting them to the storage location; AWS and the cloud was calling!

 

The Solution

Through engaging with Nordcloud, RHP opted to follow a phased-approach, starting with moving their backup and restore operations to the cloud and automising them. This approach not only led to faster backup and restores, but also increased security, saved time and money, and minimised disruptions.

Nordcloud engaged with RHP over a number of pre-sales engagements, and also coached the members of the IT team in the best practises of using AWS. The AWS products used by RHP included S3, Glacier, and Storage Gateway.

 

The Results

Now that RHP’s storage is being securely replicated and backed-up, the IT team can rest assured knowing their data is safe. Automation has taken away the day-to-day operational processes, costs, time, and security issues.

 

About the company

RHP Group is a British not-for-profit organisation providing affordable and good quality homes for people who can’t afford to buy or rent in the private sector. The South-West London based organisation who own and manage over 10,000 properties has a vision to be one of the best service providers in the UK.