Disaster Recovery

Housing Works

The Challenge:

Ankur Patel, IT director for Housing Works, received a luncheon invitation from an Authorized STORServer Reseller to discuss backup and recovery solutions. The timing couldn’t have been better. The organization had been using Symantec Backup Exec software to backup data to a tape library, when it found that it couldn’t recover data from one of its tapes. “We had a small electrical fire in our office that damaged a file server,” recalls Patel. “Our tape backup failed and we had to re-input all the data. It took three IT people more than two weeks, which delayed other projects. We wanted a new approach that would deliver better business continuity and that could relieve us of the manual backup processes we had.



Metro City Government

After six years of continuous top-notch performance from its previous STORServer data backup system, the city decided to upgrade its current configuration in preparation for its evolving data backup needs and a necessary increase in raw storage capacity. Certain vendors used by the park department store pictures of their completed work on the city’s server, which inflates the overall storage footprint the city backs up daily.

In addition, all the city’s new projects are stored on virtualized servers, which increases its storage footprint and requires additional storage capacity. Under this new configuration, additional shelves of storage can easily be added to allow for future IT projects, such as mobile-based applications. STORServer’s total appliance solution scales with ease as the city’s data grows and is simple to upgrade and install with backups beginning on the first day.