Ultra Petroleum Corp. is an independent exploration and production company focused on developing its long-life natural gas reserves in the Green River Basin of Wyoming – the Pinedale and Jonah Fields – and its headquarters are in Englewood, Colorado. The company needed to slash IT costs and improve backup and DR without sacrificing performance or overburdening IT staff. Ultra Petroleum wanted to find a backup and DR model that fit its business model.
“We’ve gone through several iterations,” said Josh Rein, Ultra’s Network Manager. “Five years ago, we used a co-lo model, but the backup and emergency DR sites were in the same city, and it was tough to manage. There were a lot of hoops to jump through.” More recently, Ultra went with a managed service model that physically separated the backup and DR sites. But this solution was still inefficient and expensive, requiring a pricey MPLS circuit between the sites.
The IT team began looking at other options. They evaluated the latest offerings from the usual mega-vendors and then heard about Datrium DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS from a colleague. “We were intrigued, so we did some digging into Datrium’s architecture and references,” said Rein. “We’re glad we did. We found a solution that finally fits our situation – today and tomorrow.”
Josh and his team achieved these results:
- Cost savings of 50% compared to previous model
- Deployment in less than 8 hours
- Streamlines manual tasks, saving IT staff time
- Delivers instant RTO and supports RPO of 4 hours
- Easy to add new applications/workloads as needed
- Able to reinvest IT savings back into the business
“We manage dozens of systems, applications, and both IT-specific and business-specific technologies. With Datrium, we have more time, and we’re saving money that can be re-invested in business priorities.”
– Josh Rein, Network Manager, Ultra Petroleum
Read the full case study, Why Did Ultra Petroleum Move to Datrium DRaaS with the VMworld Cloud on AWS for Backup and Disaster Recovery – Simple, to see how Ultra Petroleum succeeded in meeting its goals.
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