Founded in 1959 in Italy, SPAL has been designing, producing and marketing high performance axial fans and centrifugal blowers for over 30 years.
Replace a costly hardware-based backup solution
Data is the essence of most organizations, including SPAL. Ensuring their critical data assets are
backed up and retrievable is of upmost importance.
As their existing hardware-based backup solution neared the point of an upgrade/refresh, SPAL
decided to look for a more flexible, cost-effective and secure method to ensure backups are created
“The practice of maintaining and updating our hardware-based backup solution became extremely
cost-prohibitive. We needed to evaluate alternative solutions, including cloud-based, to replace
this particular capital expenditure with a fixed, predictable monthly operational cost solution,” said
Steve Fontanini, IT Director at SPAL.
SPAL had already been working with OneNeck® IT Solutions for over 15 years for different types
of IT support. When SPAL realized it was time to reevaluate their backup options, partnering with
OneNeck was a no brainer.
The OneNeck solution consisted of a cloud-based backup and recovery service powered by Azure
backup and a local repository for their diverse workloads. As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider,
OneNeck was well positioned to help SPAL architect, deploy and test their backup solution on
By partnering with OneNeck and leveraging Azure backup, SPAL was able to take advantage of the following benefits: