Lightning: A Very Real Downtime Threat

Aug 04, 2015

Lightning: A Very Real Downtime Threat

BY Chris Brunau

BCDR

Maybe you’ve heard that lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. Custom Assemblies and their MSP, Neuse Networks now knows it to be nothing more than a myth.

Even with the proper precautions set in place, both lightning strikes proved to be a very real downtime threat, taking them out and almost crippling their business.

Luckily, a Datto SIRIS had them covered and made sure their business was up and running in no time.

“We never imagined that lightning would take out our servers twice. Fortunately, Datto prevented those outages from hurting our business both times,” said Kathy Jackl, Custom Assemblies.

Custom depends on IT to process orders, send invoices, and pay employees, so business continuity was a huge priority. It wasn’t an option to have their systems down for days, or even hours.

“Our Datto system was a lifesaver,” says Kathy Jackl, Operations Manager at Custom Assemblies. “If Jim Ray and Neuse Networks had not had the foresight to insist that we implement a true disaster recovery solution—rather than mere data backup—the adverse financial impact of those two lightning strikes could have been significant.”

To find out more about how Datto has been a great MSP partner for Neuse Networks, read the eBook here.

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