StoneFly helps Sydney based data center from physical emergency with CDR365

StoneFly, Inc. a wholly owned business unit of Dynamic Network Factory is helping a Sydney based data center from physical emergency with its CDR365 Disaster recovery solution. The data center host is a governing body of a city council in New South Wales which has more than 47,000 people living in 17 towns and villages. The IT support team of the city council is now being assisted by StoneFly CDR365 Disaster Recovery services for business continuity purposes when natural disasters like fire and flood hit the national park.

The Business challenge

A City Council in Australia is on the path of becoming one of the largest regions in the Sydney Metropolitan Area. In 2011, the council adopted a Growth Management Strategy (GMS) to plan for growth over a 25-year period. The populace of the Council is expected to triple in next few years, as thousands of new houses and even a whole new town are being built. Extensive economic development and numerous employment opportunities are in the works as well.

One of the Council’s main objectives is making sure all forms of growth are compatible with the department rural character and natural surroundings. Another objective is balancing growth with the competing demands and aspirations of developers, landholders and the general population. The Council is working hard to plan and provision future facilities and services while maintaining the current physical infrastructure.

A relatively small IT environment supports the physical infrastructure on a current note, but it will grow. Like the Council, the Government department’s IT team is gearing up for expansion while managing and maintaining the systems that keep the region operating around the clock. With growth comes anxiety of loosing data access during emergencies such as fire and flood. Some of the critical applications such as mapping data used by police and firefighters to locate the fire and property records used to call and alert citizens in surrounding areas need to be available on 24/7 basis. But maintaining the data all round the clock became a major challenge as the region grows and changes on a drastic note and data growth and mobility are not that easy to handle on a simultaneous note. The city council in Sydney was expecting its data to quadruple to 120TB and most always be mobile.

The StoneFly Solution

StoneFly helped the city council obtain 24/7 access to data with its CDR365. The solution assisted the company in functioning round the clock so that economic growth can remain steady and on track.

StoneFly CDR365 is a perfect online backup solution that automates data backup to secure cloud storage. The application combines easy to use interface with a powerful functionality making a disaster recovery plan simple, reliable and affordable. Users can have access to data whenever and wherever they need it, from planning meetings to construction sites.

Thus, CDR365 gives a confidence to the Council’s users that their departments IT environment is available 24×7. In case of a system failure on premises, CDR365 ensures that DR requirements are well in place.

Very recently, the Council witnessed that an entire VM data cluster was corrupted. But CDR365 helped them to restore backups and replicas, so the data was up and running with minimal downtime and data loss.

The Results

  • 24×7 availability alleviates anxiety and ensures that physical and virtual environments are always available
  • Scalability ensures access to quadrupling data anywhere and anytime.
  • As StoneFly CDR365 DR streamlines production environment, the Council can now rebuild an entire production environment within few minutes, rather than hours.
  • Minimal downtime and data loss is guaranteed

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