Logicalis US: Storage System Modernization is Key to Rebounding from Catastrophic Loss

Solution Provider IDs Six Benefits to Modernizing Storage and Backup Infrastructure

NEW YORK, March 17, 2015 – Everyone has heard the statistics: After a disaster, 40 percent of businesses fail to reopen, and another 25 percent fail entirely within the first post-disaster year.1 One of the chief reasons for these failures is the loss of business-critical data.  If an organization’s backup system was designed before data volumes began to grow exponentially – or before IT infrastructures became highly virtualized – the company may find itself in a tight spot.  Modernization is the key, and Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), has identified six benefits CIOs can realize by updating their organization’s data storage and backup infrastructure.

"Working with an outdated backup system can create significant challenges in IT service levels,” says Bill Mansfield, Solution Architect, Logicalis US. “One sign it’s time to modernize your storage and backup/recovery infrastructure is when it’s too difficult to manage - you have to add staff to manage different backup products for physical and virtual servers, or you have to constantly fight fires to keep backups working. Another sign is when it’s just not working anymore. You can’t meet backup windows or recovery objectives because your backup techniques or storage are outdated, or your virtual environment’s performance degrades during routine backup operations.  These are warning signs that you are working too hard to maintain an infrastructure that isn’t up to par, and that you could experience a significant loss if a disaster were to occur.”

Six Benefits to Modernizing Your Backup Infrastructure

  1. Stop Wasting Time: Shorten the time IT and storage managers spend searching for new backup and recovery technologies and suppliers as well as implementing the best solution.
  2. Unify Backup and DR: Reduce complexity by taking a unified approach to data backup and disaster recovery.
  3. Leverage Existing Investments: Lower costs with newer technologies that allow the company to leverage existing investments more efficiently.
  4. Increase Performance: Deploy additional storage options such as flash, SAN or NAS disk tiers, tape, and cloud storage to accelerate responsiveness and performance.
  5. Streamline Recovery: Streamline the organization’s ability to recover applications and data from diverse environments.
  6. Manage Growth: Manage data growth by deploying global deduplication and rapid snapshot-based protection.

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1According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – U.S. Chamber of Commerce – 2014

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration, data center and cloud services, and managed services.

Logicalis employs over 3,800 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1.6 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $6 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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