What does a Southern Wisconsin-based Managed Service Provider do when their small and medium-sized business (SMB) clients worry about tornados and lightning strikes and have “zero tolerance for downtime”?
In Wisconsin’s Rock County and surrounding areas, customers of The Computer Center are concerned about how quickly their data and applications would be back up-and-running after a tornado – a fairly common occurrence in their area. One client, a lumber yard, is also concerned about continuity of their IT systems if a lightning strike occurs – especially with their business located near a railroad, where the metals in the ground attract a higher-than-average number of lightning strikes.
Because of these concerns, as well as demands for “zero downtime” from their legal, financial services, and healthcare clients, The Computer Center went hunting for the best backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery solution available to the SMB market.
“We used both Acronis and Symantec, but had problems getting them to do what we wanted,” said Shane Linde, network engineer for The Computer Center. “With these products, we were not able to provide our clients a complete solution that allowed immediate failover and replication offsite.”
Then The Computer Center tested Axcient, and found what they were looking for: “With one device and one vendor, we could have reliable and effective Bare Metal Restore, easily get customers’ data offsite, and provide them with ultimate continuity through both onsite and offsite virtualization,” Linde said.
For The Computer Center, Axcient’s all-in-one backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery solution is enough to give the peace of mind to their customers – even the lightning-prone lumber yard – knowing they’ll be able to get right back up-and-running in minutes, with no loss of productivity, no matter what happens.