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Cloud Backup/Recovery with Military-Grade Encryption in Dual OS Setting

Finding the right cloud backup and recovery solution is easy with the right IT partner.

The cloud, as you’ve likely been told, is the future. But unlike the way marketing makes it sound, there is no one-size-fits-all cloud solution. That’s why it’s important to understand what cloud solutions fit best with your particular situation.

For a higher education institution preparing for a Windows migration and seeking a proven cloud backup and recovery solution for about 2,500 desktops and laptops, finding someone who could help them navigate the many cloud solutions on the market was key.

The university’s desktop support manager turned to MicroAge’s Kevin Kotecki.

“They were looking for something that would work in a dual OS environment (Windows and MacOS) with Active Directory integration and SSO authentication,” Kevin explains. “It also needed to be easy to use from anywhere in the world, and they wanted to be able to manage it from a single pane of glass.”

Moreover, the client didn’t want to have to add anything to the university’s infrastructure to run its managed cloud solution.

“They also wanted unlimited storage per user—and all within a certain budget number,” Kevin adds.

With this list of requirements, Kevin went to work researching other clients with comparable cloud backup and recovery solutions. He also referenced Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup/Recovery Software report. That helped him narrow the search down to three companies, which he asked to provide demos for proof of concept and validation.

The best fit for the client turned out to be MozyEnterprise Cloud Backup (by EMC).

With MozyEnterprise Cloud Backup and Recovery, files are updated across devices and finding and restoring files is a breeze.

And data is safe: Mozy’s military-grade encryption, processes and procedures have been rigorously tested and verified  through a SOC 1 SSAE 16 Type 2 audit, and they hold an ISO 27001 certification. That means that employees are able to be productive, and you can rest easy knowing sensitive data is protected.

The product also allows for custom configurations, and the admin interface is easy to use with an integrated dashboard that runs a variety of useful reports.

After a smooth deployment, the client is thrilled.

“They love the product,” Kevin notes. “Mozy provided everything they needed, and now they’re thinking about expanding it to other branch campuses around the world.”

If you’re trying to find the right managed cloud solution for your back-up/recovery needs, MicroAge solutions expert Kevin Kotecki can help. Contact Kevin at 480-366-2058 or kevin.kotecki@microage.com.

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