Hamann International Logistics chooses for Wasabi Cloud Storage as sustainable backup solution

Hamann International Logistics is a specialized partner for all customized logistics solutions. Both large industrial shippers and small and medium-sized companies can rely on them. Hamann is your personal and proactive one-stop solution for general cargo, warehousing, sea and air freight and e-commerce logistics within the BeNeLux.
the BeNeLux.

In recent years the number of cyber attacks, from phishing to more sophisticated and innovative ones, has experienced tremendous growth and has increasingly made it to the (local) news more frequently. These attacks don’t only result in data loss, but also have an impact on the entire company with reputational damage and reduced confidence as a result. It’s not a matter if a cyber attack will happen, it’s more about when one will happen.

CHALLENGES

In recent yearsthe number of cyber attacks, from phishing to more sophisticated and innovative ones, has experienced tremendous growthand has increasingly made it to the (local) news more frequently. From phishing to more sophisticated and innovative ones. These attacks don’t only result in data loss, but also have an impact on the entire company with reputational damage and reduced confidence as a result. It’s not a matter if a cyber attack will happen, it’s more about when one will happen.

THE SOLUTION

A couple of years ago Hamann started looking for a new backup solution. They made a comparison between the diff erent options and Veeamcame out as the best possible solution for their needs. “Because of our longstanding partnership with ePact, we trusted them that they would recommend us the best possible solution”, says Peter De Groote, ICT Infrastructure Manager at Hamann. Initially we started with regular online, on-premises and T-backups but due to the increasing threat of cyberattacks we have chosen a new strategywhere we will keep our backupsboth online and off site.

“Since we were already using the backup solutions of Veeam, we had to search for a solution with seamlessVeeam Integration”, says Peter De Groote. In addition, the solution had to be reliable with an European presence and predictable pricing model. The latter is important in case a large(r) restore would ever be required.

“It was a conscious decision to store our backups according to the 3-2-1 backup rule. We even decided to go a little further and added our own on-premises immutable server solution in the past year. This way, our data is stored in four diff erent ways, which puts us in aneven better position to protect ourselves against cyber attacks,” says Peter De Groote.

“When our online backup infrastructure is infected by an outside attack, we can fall back on Wasabi’s offline backups. This allows us to quickly restore important business functions, minimizing the impact on the business.”

Peter De Groote | ICT Infrastructure Manager

THE RESULTS

“Our backup environment is running smoothly. The most important thing about our Wasabi Cloud Storage implementation with Veeam, is that we’re better protected against cyber attacks. You will never be a 100 percent sure, but we can confidently say that it will be easier for us to fall back on our offline backups if problems caused by cyber attacks in our online backup environment would occur. Since the last Veeam & Wasabi update our offline backups are also made immutablethanks to the new Object Lock Feature”, says Peter De Groote. This means that our backups can’t be modified, overwritten or deleted for a predetermined period of time.

Besides these advantages, Wasabi also offers a beneficial pricing model. “I’ve done a price comparison of Wasabi and its direct competitors and they came out as the best”, says Peter De Groote. “They off er a transparent pricing model, so you can be sure there will be no surprises at the end of the month. You just have to decide in advance how much terrabytes you want to purchase and immediately know the corresponding price.”

EPACT'S SOLUTION

Hamann is located in Wetterensince 2007and has been working withUptime Group, and especially ePact, ever since. “We can say that we have a long and sustainable partnership. Since the very beginning the cooperation with both Christof Ugau and Philip Warrens has been great”, says Peter De Groote. “We consider ePact as areliable partnerwho can keep a close eye on things when there are problems or when we have questions. From my colleagues at Hamann I often get the question what they should do if I were to be out for a longer period of time, but the answer is very simple. I trust ePact blindly on this one. They know our business and IT environmentvery well, which makes them the perfect partner to cover my absence without any problems.

“The long-standing partnership between ePact and Hamann is very sustainable and professional. We blindly trust ePact as a knowledge partner and know that we can count on their support when needed. They’re very committed and will do everything they can to get us back on track as quickly as possible.”

Peter De Groote | ICT Infrastructure Manager

FUTURE VISION

Hamann has a lot of plans to ensure further growth. This also includes further development of their IT department, which is split in two parts: infrastructureand software. Last year, a new building was acquired at the company site which will cover more infrastructure to keep everything up and running. “For example, a new warehouse and new offi ces will be built and will also be requiring a lot of IT infrastructure, all things of which I will be responsible for.” says Peter De Groote. “We’re aiming for April 2023 to get everything ready.”

In addition, the software team will mainly focus on the development of web applications. “Our clients often require very specific applications and that’s the reason we’re mainly developing these inhouse. Last year we’ve built a new application which allows us to track our trucks in the BeNeLux and we’re currently developing a whole new BI environment. A lot is happening right now and we’re dedicated to continue our growth and keep investing in an innovative and future proof IT environment.

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WEBSITE
https://www.hamann.be/

REGION
BeNeLux, Belgium, Wetteren

SECTOR
Logistics

ADDITIONAL BACKUP SOLUTION
Veeam

WASABI SOLUTION
Unmanaged Wasabi Cloud Storage for Veeam

ADVANTAGES

  • Better protection against cyber crime
  • Predicatble pricing
  • Fast & flawless backups
  • Immutable backups
  • Veeam integration