How The Public Sector Does Disaster Recovery

How The Public Sector Does Disaster Recovery

By Chris Brunau

Upgrading your disaster recovery systems can seem like a daunting task, but it’s something that needs to be done, and you don’t need to do it without help.

For Eugene Rudy, Director of IT for the City of St. Marys, Georgia., that meant replacing the inadequate combination of tape and external hard drives.

Aside from his position with St. Marys, Rudy is also the executive director of the Georgia chapter of GMIS, the country’s largest association of public-sector IT professionals. To put things simply, Rudy understands what is involved in proper disaster recovery (DR).

With their current set up, St. Marys was not substantially protected, and crucial systems like payroll, building permits, and liquor license were at risk if there was a disaster.

Rudy knew the answer was in cloud-based storage, more specifically, Datto’s SIRIS solution.

That’s where Thinkgard came into the picture. Thanks to the Alabama MSP, the data is now backed up physically and virtually, without taxing the few in-house IT employees they have.

“Local backup protects even if you lose your Internet connection, and cloud backup protects you even if your local data center is wiped out,” explains Rudy.

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