Responding to Disaster
Bringing back a client's data from the ashes.
ACS was providing managed IT services including offsite data storage and disaster recovery planning to a major refrigerated trucking and cold-storage company based in the Greater Boston Area when disaster struck.
Founded, owned and operated by three generations of family members, the company experienced a fast-burning, accidental fire at its headquarters and warehouse facility south of Boston. The blaze destroyed its entire operational infrastructure, including its IT platform - which consisted of nine servers and more than 60 computer workstations, which housed everything from inventory, customer and financial data to information on the company's employees and truck fleet. In less than two hours the fire had nearly wiped out not only company's facility but also its business because its value proposition was directly tied to its ability to consistently meet its customers' needs on short notice.
Day 1 - 2:00 p.m.
Fire starts at trucking company HQ and warehouse facility
Day 1 - 4:00 p.m.
The facility is destroyed including nine servers and 60 plus computer workstations.
Day 1 - 5:00 p.m.
ACS personnel arrive on site. ACS works through the night -- re-building and re-configuring the company's entire network.
Day 2 - 9:00 a.m.
Back in Business! ACS restores all of the company's data and establishes new network operations at a temporary HQ.
The company was back in business by the next morning-having met its ongoing obligations to its own customers and having restored a sense of normalcy for its employees in less than 24 hours.
During the subsequent weeks, ACS worked hand-in-hand with the company's leaders and:
- Restored lost inventory
- Established a new permanent headquarters
- Built a new, highly secure and robust IT platform
That platform, which was funded with fire-related insurance proceeds, was replaced again at the end of its service life with a cost-effective, ACS-operated, enterprise cloud computing solution, which gave the company even greater IT strength and flexibility.
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