Canada Post A success story
Canada Post, Canada's primary postal operator
- Push large PC image files from central location in Ottawa to multiple target locations throughout Canada.
- Maintain backup image files at target locations to enable switching back and forth between older and newer image versions, as needed.
Client installed the Syncrify server in Ottawa, its central location, and then installed the intuitive Syncrify Client
program on maintenance computers around the country for purposes of synchronization. This enabled Canada Post to successfully
push image files to different sites, as desired, and using Syncrify's unique capabilities, give their satellite locations the
ability to roll back to older images, as needed.
When Canada Post, Canada's primary postal operator, contacted Synametrics in December 2014, its query revolved
around whether Syncrify, our private cloud backup software, could enable them to push large files to several of
their facilities around the country. These images were snapshots of entire computers with gigabyte file sizes. Additionally,
the postal service wants to be able to keep backup image files at target locations so post offices could switch back to older versions as needed.
Syncrify, our multi-tier backup system, makes this type of long-distance, off-site backup fast and efficient, a necessity for
this particular project. Our comprehensive multi-platform data protection service allows multiple customer machines to backup
files/folders to a central repository within its own enterprise. It provides 100% security and allows customers to access their
files from anywhere at any time. It also offers across-the-board folder synchronization and an incremental backup feature that
intelligently recognizes small changes to larger projects, which makes backup jobs run faster and more smoothly.
Canada Post purchased a Syncrify site license, a bundle of 100 licenses. Our support team worked with the postal service to
customize its use of Syncrify to fulfill all its goals. Following the purchase, our team remotely logged in through a screen share
system and worked with Canada Post employees to develop customized scripts using our Post and Pre Plugin, which enables them to
massage data both before and after its receipt and to keep the backups they need. Canada Post is now successfully working with these
large virtual machine image files, and has expressed satisfaction with the way Syncrify has been able to meet its needs.