But that wasn't always the case, according to iCorps Director of Technology Jeffery Lauria.
Wanted Better Control of Backups and Restores
Lauria has been at the head of iCorps' technology services for the past nine years and has five fingers on the pulse of the technology needs of their customers.
explained that, until recently, iCorps
had been supporting its customers with a data backup product from a different vendor.
But the solution was complicated and caused iCorps
to become highly dependent on the vendor's support team, rather than being able to support the data backup needs of iCorps'
"We had no control over it, and it wasn't easy to use," Lauria
"We always had to call the vendor for support help and we didn't have the ability to spin-up a local virtual machine.
We had to do it in the cloud, and we were completely reliant on the vendor.
said the prior vendor also did not offer any way to validate a client's backup data.
"All we had to go on were server reports," Lauria
"We really did our due diligence and compared Axcient head-to-head against products from four other data backup vendors," said Lauria
"We found that Axcient
is the easiest product to use for restores and for virtualization."
found many Axcient features superior to backup and restore capabilities from other vendors.
But the one that really sealed the deal for iCorps
was the ability to spin-up local virtual machines - something iCorps
could not do with other data backup products.
"For us, being able to login and spin-up a virtual machine in under 15 minutes is critical," Lauria
"We can actually show clients how Axcient
allows us to spin-up virtual machines, and it has become a real selling point for us," said Lauria
explained how Axcient
has met this need as well.
, we finally have the ability to validate the backup information.
We can see that the image is there.
We backup our customers every night and we can verify it at any time," Lauria
"Our goal this year is to deploy 4-5 Axcient units each month," Lauria