The home page of Junior Achievement of New York (JANY) states it “Teaches Young People About Money Management and How Business Works.” Well, JANY nearly learned the ultimate lesson in both when they experienced catastrophic system failure. And what’s worse? They and their Managed Service Provider (MSP) did all the right preparations!
Connect Computer of Fairfield, Conn. manages JANY’s systems. Connect is a full service MSP serving the needs of clients from small businesses to the enterprise. While Connect’s goal is to help businesses increase their productivity through the better use of technology, their number one goal is to keep their business operational without any interruptions.
A first order of business for Lynn Souza, President of Connect, and her team when they start- ed working with JANY was to evaluate their existing backup, recovery and continuity solution. It was tape. Given the limited and unreliable nature of tape, Connect proposed a more robust backup, disaster recovery (BDR) solution to JANY; one that can also deliver Business Continuity and mitigate downtime should a disaster occur. They recommended Datto SIRIS. SIRIS goes a step beyond BDR, offering Business Continuity. Based on a hybrid cloud model, SIRIS combines image-based backup, instant local and off-site virtualization, Screen-shot Backup Verification™ and Inverse Chain Technology™— all of which yield a superior Recovery Time Objective (RTO). RTO is basically the time a business can afford to be “down.” When this was presented to Christopher Malin, Vice President of Finance and Administration with JANY, he was immediately on board to implement the new SIRIS solution. Chris also notes that the solution cost is “very reasonable” and “fits in the NFP” budget.
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