Customer Tim Care from Network 180 on Using StorSimple
Network 180 is a social services organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan that connects individuals and their families to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, or developmental disabilities.
And they are a StorSimple customer. As the result of consolidated multiple offices to a single building, Network 180 no longer had an in-house way of protecting data from a site disaster. Considering the nature of their customer's patient records, Network 180 needed a solution for archiving as well as disaster recovery protection.
Tim Care, the network administrator at Network 180, spoke with us recently about their experiences using StorSimple Cloud-integrated Storage as a solution for storing, archiving and backing up their email, SharePoint and file share data. A key part of the solution is the integrated disaster recovery protection with their cloud storage service provider - Microsoft's Windows Azure Storage. As Tim points out, this gives Network 180 the ability to recover at virtually any location should they ever need to, which means they do not have to have the additional cost of maintaining a secondary data center for DR purposes.