Curtis Davis Garrard


“Virtual Tech have revolutionised CDG’s backup methodology and introduced Disaster Recovery into our environment at an affordable cost. Their vCloud Recovery fully managed service provides our infrastructure with local and remote recovery options. Due to the nature of our business, security is paramount and Virtual Tech has met and surpassed our expectations on service and security. Their consultants tailored the vCloud Recovery service to meet our stringent security requirements and protect our data with 256 bit data at rest encryption.”

Daniel Callaghan, IT Director, CDG

Challenge

  • Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Data Encryption
  • ISO 27001 Compliancy

Solutions

  • vCloud Recovery

Curtis Davis Garrard is a young and energetic law firm focused on the energy and shipping sectors and is internationally regarded for its industry expertise and commercially driven advice.

Curtis Davis Garrard (CDG) engaged Virtual Tech to enable a secure, robust, and scalable enterprise class backup and disaster recovery platform.

Curtis Davis Garrard provided Virtual Tech with a stringent set of criteria that the solution had to adhere to. This consisted of end to end data encryption, retention, bi-annual testing and daily reporting. Virtual Tech provisioned a Proof of Concept environment for Curtis Davis Garrard showcasing vCloud Recovery features and adaptability.

Virtual Tech and Curtis Davis Garrard worked successfully together to tailor and provision the vCloud Recovery platform into Curtis Davis Garrard’s environment. In order to attain project sign off, extensive user acceptance, operational and functional testing was undertaken by Virtual Tech and Curtis Davis Garrard. Only until testing and security objectives were met was Virtual Tech chosen as Curtis Davis Garrard’s disaster recovery provider.

Curtis Davis Garrard utilise Virtual Tech’s vCloud Recovery local and remote options with continuous secure encrypted replication to Virtual Tech’s World Class Tier 4 Financial Grade (ISO27001) Data Centre.

vCloud Recovery’s local option enables seamless failover of any failed physical/virtual server to a local virtual standby server hosted by the Virtual Tech local vCloud Recovery server installed on site. vCloud Recovery’s remote recovery option offers unsurpassed enterprise disaster recovery, providing failover of Curtis Davis Garrard’s infrastructure to Virtual Tech’s vCloud Recovery infrastructure hosted in our World Class Tier 4 Financial Grade (ISO27001) Data Centre, audited by HSBC bank.

In the event of a failure Curtis Davis Garrard is provided remote access to their vCloud Recovery platform through a secure web portal and their users given access to virtual desktops pre-loaded with all of their mission critical applications and data, accessible from anywhere in the world.