Case Study: Financial Institution Converts to enCompass Recovery Cloud for Improved Disaster Recovery
The credit union was using a traditional tape-based backup solution that offered limited recovery functionality
The enCompass managed services team was closely monitoring this credit union’s backup footprint. With the addition of a fully-featured document management solution, the client’s data-store was growing significantly. Trending analysis showed that the backup job would outgrow tape capacity in the near future.
The credit union initially considered an additional tape backup unit to accommodate growth but wondered about a better way to address backups – something more scalable, a solution that would grow with the credit union’s requirements without the need to add additional hardware.
enCompass recommended a cloud-based backup and recovery solution
A question many companies, especially ones with high-availability needs, ask when using a traditional backup solution is, “How fast can we get back up and running if a disaster strikes?” Since most companies, including this one, back up only their databases and file systems and do not have a duplicate (“hot”) server environment on which to restore their backup data, usually the only way to recover from a disaster is a full rebuild of their server environment, which usually involves sourcing server hardware which can mean days of lead time from server manufacturers.