Altman Vilandrie & Company Case Study

The IT Consulting Services Challenge: Providing a Data Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) Plan to integrate into the Client’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

Boston-based Altman Vilandrie & Company (AV&Co.), a 40-employee strategic consultancy in the media and communications industry, planned to move away from its outdated and outgrown tape backup systems. The tape backup systems had become less reliable and more costly to manage and maintain. They required more time and resources from its IT team, resulting in less reliability and redundancy overall, as a data backup solution.

Managing Director Steve Conway directed Roan Solutions Inc. (RSI), an IT consulting services firm, to integrate a new data continuity and redundancy solution that could have the company’s IT systems up and running in minutes, not days, should data loss or equipment failure occur.

The Solution: Roan Solutions’ IT Management Team Designs and Implements a Backup and Disaster Recovery System Leveraging Server Virtualization Technology

The total RSiData Continuity Plan is fully monitored and managed 24/7 by our IT support team at the Network Operations Center. It provides Altman Vilandrie & Company with data redundancy in two geographically distant regions – the eastern US and the western US. In the event of IT failure with AV&Co.,the company can be up and running in as quickly as two hours. In the case of complete onsite catastrophe, AV&Co. will have fully functional servers within 48 hours at a secondary location.

The Result:

The IT management team from Roan Solution proposed a state-of-the-art Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution that “bullet proofs” Altman Vilandrie & Company’s data. The total RSiData Continuity Plan is a complete one that is designed to reduce any server downtime with the use of specialized backup and server virtualization technology running on appliance-based infrastructure. It allows for disk-to-disk near real-time backups—as frequent as every 15 minutes, with affordable offsite storage. It also provides for a low cost, speedy disaster recovery process that fits into AV&Co.’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

With this RSI NOC managed solution, AV&Co.’s data is encrypted so it is not accessible to anyone, either at the onsite appliance, or at the remote storage facility, without AV&Co.’s passkey. The system eliminates the cost and time of managing and licensing onsite tape backup. The NOC monitors and manages the entire process. All costs—of frequent onsite backups, onsite virtual servers, remote storage, and 24/7 management of the entire process—are bundled at a price that is comparable to the overall cost of buying and managing tape backup systems.

As a Managing Director, Steve Conway needs to know his data is safe, secure and replicated at multiple locations. With the RSiData Continuity Plan in place, these are no longer concerns that keep Steve up at night.

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