Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 68 - Page 53

CASE STUDY
Offsite backup for added peace of mind
The recent rioting and looting in South Africa ’ s KwaZulu Natal caused concern within the BidAir Cargo IT team about the ability to recover data should something happen to the physical data centres , and the company began to investigate out of country backups as well . updating their backup and recovery strategy . We had the unfortunate experience of knowing exactly the impact of an outdated solution , and we knew that we needed to address the issue urgently . Now we have complete peace of mind that our data is protected and available , which in turn protects our Business Continuity and our reputation .” p
DMP SA recommended Microsoft Azure cold storage in Europe , and within 24 hours of receiving the request and costing approval , had integrated the new solution .
Ultimate peace of mind
According to Goosen , the data hosted on the company ’ s servers are critical to the business . “ Without access to this data , we cannot function . Our backup and recovery solution from DMP SA : The new Disaster Recovery solutions has revolutionised our Disaster Recovery strategy and vastly enhanced processes with automated tasks . The risk of human error has been effectively eliminated , compliance and auditing are far simpler prospects , and previously time-consuming tasks can be completed in a matter of minutes
Goosen added : “ The biggest mistake businesses make is waiting until something goes wrong before

PRIOR TO THE SPLIT , WE HAD BEEN VICTIMS OF A RANSOMWARE ATTACK THAT HAD ENCRYPTED ALL OUR DATA , WHICH THEN REQUIRED US TO

COMPLETELY REBUILD OUR SERVERS AND REDEPLOY

FROM BACKUPS .

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