The Alexandrina Council local government authority serves residents on the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide. Early in 2014, the Council’s IT team realised its existing backup routines were no longer providing adequate support required by the organisation. Over the years, their backup infrastructure had evolved to the point where they were using Symantec Back Up Exec with direct-attached storage and a tape library. However, while this had served the Council well for some time, they knew they needed to find a more effective approach. The Council’s IT team examined a range of options as potential replacements for the existing backup infrastructure.