NAS (network attached storage) Solution Backs Up Law Firm
A significant amount of stored data at a Reno, NV law firm was at risk. Brooksbank and Associates (Reno, NV) realized it needed an independent system to provide data backup of file archives. Brooksbank is one of Reno's larger law firms with over 40 lawyers representing clients including Daimler Chrysler corporate collections. "Some companies were unable to adequately understand our needs and support the storage systems they were trying to sell us. We didn't want to buy a solution and be left hanging. That's when I decided to go with a local storage company," revealed Thomas Brooksbank, senior partner, Brooksbank and Associates.
A local medical group contacted Brooksbank with a referral for Peavine Technology. Peavine reviewed the office network configuration, applications, and environment, then took a week to put together a project plan for Brooksbank that included an implementation overview, new equipment quote, and training requirements. It was important that the new system be phased in without disrupting any operations or causing any loss of data. Peavine's implementation plan called for a test run of the new system for at least a week before the old backup system would even be removed. This provided a safety net that Brooksbank could feel comfortable with. Both systems would be used, and Brooksbank wouldn't be locked into the solution if it were not fully compatible to their operating environment.
Installation of the secondary backup system consisted of the Xtore 240 GB NAS XT-NS240R. With the addition of the Xtore NAS, the ability to add the necessary level of protection without disrupting current backup procedures was available. The Extreme NAS offers four levels of protection and security. The data files are stored on the user's computer, saved from the user's workstation to the XT-NS240R, either mirrored or striped across RAID drives, and then backed up to tape or CD. "Within the next month, I will be looking to expand its use and integrate it into workstation backup," added Brooksbank. The company now has a backup, storage, and disaster recovery solution for their data and e-mail correspondence.