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Market Leader in the Belgian Online and Land-Based Gaming Market Pulls the Plug on Legacy Backup and Turns to HYCU

May 12, 2022
“We chose HYCU because of its ease of use, from installation to deployment. The fact it is agentless and works well with both Nutanix and VMware further cemented our decision to go with HYCU.” Quentin Gillet, IT Infrastructure Manager, Gaming1 Group

 

Business Challenge:

Established in 1992 as part of the Ardent Group, Gaming1 is aiming to increase its local and global footprint by regulating the online gaming market through the development of its own technology and omnichannel approach in the cloud and on-premises. With more than 1,600 employees worldwide, the Gaming1 Group manages the entire IT infrastructure for the Gaming1 Group portfolio and its partners.

“We manage the whole IT infrastructure of the Gaming1 Group,” says Quentin Gillet, IT Infrastructure Manager at Gaming1 Group. “We deliver networking and computing resources to our different teams to run the Gaming1 platform across our partner network. Being bogged down by the nuances of a slow and hard to manage backup system was not something we could maintain,” continues Gillet.

Prior to implementing HYCU for Nutanix, Gaming1 was using Veeam as well as some custom backup scripts. “Veeam was too heavy, and the UI interface was not user-friendly at all,” says Quentin. “With HYCU everything is web-based, and the server is running under Linux, so there is no need to run Windows Server appliance. Additionally, in some use cases, we do not have any local storage as a backup target. It was not possible to connect Veeam directly to an S3 bucket, for example, which is possible with HYCU.”

Solution:

Gaming1’s decision to implement a new backup system was solidified by a simple introduction to HYCU by the Nutanix team. “They explained how HYCU integrated with Nutanix, and the simplicity of their product”, emphasized Quentin. “We chose HYCU because of its ease of use, from installation to deployment. The fact it is agentless and works well with both Nutanix and VMware further cemented our decision to go with HYCU.”

“We tried Veeam as a solution, but HYCU is a far superior product.” Quentin Gillet, IT Infrastructure Manager, Gaming1 Group

“Our experience has been very satisfying with HYCU. The install and configuration were very simple, and the onboarding process was much appreciated,” says Quentin. “We tried Veeam as a solution, but HYCU is a far superior product.”

 

Benefits:

The implementation of HYCU for Nutanix has been a real game-changer for the Gaming1 Group and its subsidiaries. “Once the integration is done, the day-to-day is very easy. We basically need to add a tag to a VM, and we know that the VM will be protected and backed up,” notes Quentin. 

“We no longer need to worry about the backup as we did before. Once HYCU is configured, we just assign the good tag to the VM and make sure it is backed up. With the email alerts and the HYCU manager, we have a clear view of the backup status of our entire infrastructure.” 

With HYCU, the Gaming1 Group can easily backup all their Windows servers in just a few minutes. When asked about their future Nutanix needs, Quentin had this to say: “We will continue to deploy HYCU on all our clusters and enjoy every minute of it (with a smile).”

 

“We chose HYCU because of its ease of use, from installation to deployment.” Quentin Gillet IT Infrastructure Manager Gaming1 Group

 

Learn More:

If you’d like more information about how HYCU handles multi-cloud backup and recovery, reach out to us at info@hycu.com or you can experience HYCU firsthand by signing up for a free, no-obligation trial at TryHYCU.

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