Case Study | September 11, 2013

Disaster Resistant Technology Saves The Day After Hurricane Sandy

Source: StorageCraft® Technology Corporation

The smell of diesel fuel triggers memories for Jennifer Mazzanti. She and husband Carl Mazzanti are Hurricane Sandy survivors. So is the business they run together, eMazzanti Technologies in Hoboken, New Jersey.

In October 2012, the majority of their customers, as well as their own business headquarters, were located in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Despite the ravages of the storm, Carl and Jennifer not only saved their business, but their customers’ businesses as well.

“Within 72 hours of Sandy, we recovered all of our customers,” Carl says.

Since opening their business a few days before 9/11, Carl and Jennifer have weathered several disasters—from terrorist attacks and economic recession to hurricanes, floods, and blizzards.

“For 12 years, we’ve been a major IT player in the small and medium-sized business space in the greater NYC area,” says Carl. “We opened our doors just before September 11th, 2001, and found a way to focus on helping our customers succeed regardless of the challenges. The result was double-digit growth for each of the years we have been in business.”

In March 2013, they made their first non-organic growth acquisition with a purchase of a small networking company, along with its customers. Today, eMazzanti Technologies is bigger and stronger than ever. The company’s secret of survival? Using best-of-breed technology and following best practices for business continuity. For disaster resistance, they chose StorageCraft® technology. In fact, the Mazzantis have been using StorageCraft backup and recovery solutions for almost eight years.

“StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® was a game changer,” Jennifer explains. “Tapes were a nightmare—unreliable backups, usually managed by a client’s low-level employee, plus the high implementation and maintenance costs of tape backups.”

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