Part 3: How LEAF Commercial Capital Prepared for Disaster – DR Reliability Unmatched by Alternatives
In parts 1 and 2, we introduced LEAF Capital and how it implemented a DRaaS solution from Evolve IP to restore IT operations, all while reducing capital expenses, maintenance, time and resources. In this installment, we conclude with a look at the overall benefits and see how LEAF is prepared more than ever in today’s business world.
Evolve IP backs up data in real time, and provides an exact replica of a company’s current production environment for the ultimate in reliable data recovery. “I know it works, and remain completely certain that the data will be complete with any recovery. If there is even minor human error, we can easily just roll back and restore data reliably – it’s no hassle, no more searching back tapes for the data that was mistakenly erased,” explains Rusty Lorenzon, Director of IT Infrastructure for LEAF Commercial Capital.
With Evolve IP, LEAF benefits from SLAs and geographically disperse and redundant, active-active configurations for business continuity in the event of a failure or outage. Evolve IP data centers are also SOC 2/3 compliant.
“We put the company through the ringer but are confident. SOC2 and 3 compliance was important to me as well as their bicoastal redundancy so that if one part of the country experiences a natural disaster, our data is also backed up in another, unaffected region. Regardless, the data center can be accessed from anywhere,” noted Lorenzon. “Reliability and compliance with the highest industry standards is critical especially in the financial services industry and reassuring to investors, customers, partners, and other stakeholders of our business.”
LEAF also saved money on resources. In order to properly perform due diligence on a data center provider, the company would have needed to hire additional staff who would be experienced in moving seven terabytes of data across the country. By outsourcing all DR functions to Evolve IP, LEAF can maintain a lean IT department as well as a reliable DR and business continuity plan.
In addition to saving money from lower operating expenses and reduced equipment costs, Evolve IP’s DRaaS solution offers huge savings specifically in the event of an outage. According to a recent Evolve IP survey, 23.5 percent of companies with 100 to 2,000 employees experienced losses of more than $20,000 as a result of latent DR systems – and, not surprising, these numbers scaled up with the size of the business. At LEAF, Lorenzon estimates zero cost impact in the event of a disaster now that he is working with Evolve.
- Data recovered in near-real time RPO
- Provides an exact replica of a company’s current production environment
- Reduced capital and ongoing operating costs, equipment costs and money on resources
- Less administrative oversight & documentation needed
LEAF Continues its Charge Forward, Now Fully Prepared
Like LEAF, more and more companies are considering outsourcing the critical DR function, upgrading beyond the traditional approaches to safeguard their data – the lifeblood of their businesses.
Now prepared for the worst disaster with a truly best-in-class cloud solution, LEAF plans to move other services, like its voice system, to Evolve IP’s award-winning cloud. In the meantime, Lorenzon and his staff are sleeping much more soundly. “Evolve IP goes above and beyond to support customers. Evolve IP worked alongside us as a trusted advisor throughout the process for a great end result. I couldn’t be happier,” he concluded.Categories: Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Cloud Computing