FalconStor offers another look into the mind of its consumers with its latest customer success video. In this five minute interview, Strand Associates’ Justin Bell, network engineer, shares how FalconStor CDP technology allowed this large engineering firm to shrink its recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs), ensuring data availability and business continuity.
Strand Associates, a multidisciplinary engineering firm, has offices throughout the Midwest United States. Its IT infrastructure consists of Microsoft Windows servers (2008 R2, 2008, and 2003) spread across nine office locations. Users in each of these offices need to access files on various servers from other offices at any given time.
If the first 10 years of this new millennium have taught us anything, it has been that going green is in. Seemingly everyone from individuals to multinational corporations are now making decisions through green-tinted lenses. On the business side, where earning ENERGY STAR and LEED accreditation has become all the rage, the green movement has provided an opportunity to rethink what is the most environmentally conscious way to do business.
Data center energy consumption provides IT managers and businesses with an opportunity to take advantage of the green movement. Fannie Mae took to the task first, opening up the first data center to earn LEED accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2005. Within three years, 10 more data centers had joined Fannie Mae. In 2009, Citi Group's data center in Frankfurt, Germany, became the first data center in the world to earn the highest possible LEED rating (platinum). Later that year, ACT’s data center became the first American data center to achieve a platinum rating.
We have built our reputation by providing our customers with the necessary virtualization and data backup solutions to help them achieve their mission objectives and goals. For one of our customers, Earth Rangers, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children about critical environmental issues, our Continuous Data Protector (CDP) proved to be exactly what the organization needed to contribute to its green goals.