Case Study: BrightSource Modernizes their Data Protection, Backup and Disaster Recovery Capabilities


The mission of BrightSource Energy, Inc. is to design, develop and operate the world’s most cost-effective and reliable large-scale solar energy projects. The BrightSource IT team had been backing up nightly to tapes locally and storing offsite with a records storage service provider. But as a fast-growing start-up with important intellectual property, BrightSource quickly reached that point where disaster recovery had to be implemented. 



The mission of BrightSource Energy, Inc. is to design, develop and operate the world’s most cost-effective and reliable large-scale solar energy projects. Generating clean power the same way as traditional power plants without using fossil fuels or nuclear power, BrightSource’s proprietary solar thermal energy system uses the sun’s energy to create high-temperature steam to turn turbines.

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BrightSource’s approach to solar technology has made it a global leader in its marketplace. That visionary approach to technology can also be seen in how they manage their information technology.

The BrightSource IT team was interested in modernizing their data protection, backup and disaster recovery capabilities to protect the organization from the economic risk of data loss and service downtime.

They had been backing up nightly to tapes locally and storing offsite with a records storage service provider.

Best practices were in place, including a highly virtualized environment, elimination of single points of failure, a clear focus on system and application uptime, and the smart use of hardware redundancy. 

But as a fast-growing startup with important intellectual property, BrightSource quickly reached that point where off-premise, cloud disaster recovery had to be implemented. Read the full case study to see how nScaled’s solution, deployed at Equinix data center, ensures that the BrightSource energy never goes dark.

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Automated, integrated IT business continuity, backup and recovery, and cloud storage. nScaled’s disaster recovery experts keep your IT systems up and running so you can focus on what you do best - running your business. Our testing capabilities easily prove you are ready for any disruption.