Despite constant upgrades in IT, backup technology often gets left behind. This was true for Old Dominion Truck Leasing (ODL), who until recently were using traditional tape backups. Don’t get me wrong. Tradition is okay, sometimes. Christmas trees, birthday cakes, table for one at Golden Corral every February 14th. These are all fine. But for ODL, tradition meant spending 12 or more hours performing nightly backups, which sometimes ran over into the day, encroaching on valuable working time.
So Old Dominion Truck Leasing began looking for a new solution. And when Rob Taggart, corporate IT manager at ODL, caught a glimpse of Dell AppAssure, it was love at first sight: “Once I saw Dell AppAssure’s unique approach to disaster recovery, I was sold on the concept — this was an entirely different approach to backups.”
AppAssure offered a robust IT infrastructure for backups and disaster recovery that the maintenance, service and sales teams could all get behind. And after ODL’s management team heard that it would only take 18 months to recoup their investment, Dell AppAssure was in.
But the benefits didn’t stop at ROI. Where previously it took Taggart and his team hours to perform file recoveries, Dell AppAssure lets ODL recover files easily, in less than five minutes. Most importantly, with AppAssure, situations that used to be disastrous simply aren’t anymore. Did you just lose a big important spreadsheet with all of the company’s vital data? Who cares? It’s backed up. Did a desktop or server just explode for no reason? Boom. Backed up. Did you just accidentally email a private note to the entire organization that you meant for your significant other? Well, we won’t get your back on that one, but read this case study to see what we WILL back you up on.