Magazine Article | March 17, 2014

Your Customers' Data: Restored In 30 Minutes

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By Jay McCall

An MSP becomes an NHL client’s biggest fan after restoring 9TB of mission-critical data in 30 minutes.

The St. Louis Blues National Hockey League team has a staff of 250 employees based all over the world, and the organization manages 9 TB of financial and scouting data at its headquarters, located in the 19,150-seat Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis, MO. Larry Womack joined the staff of the St. Louis Blues as the new IT manager at the tail end of a lockout that delayed the start of the 2012-13 NHL season by three months. His first task was to do a full discovery to familiarize himself with the organization’s network resources. Following his assessment, the organization’s outdated tape backup system was his number-one concern. “Our data is very critical, and in the heat of the season, it must be always accessible, so I wanted to find a new solution that we were sure was reliable and could protect our information,” he says.