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Cloud-connected services help one of the city’s largest family services organizations qualify for disaster funds and ensure business continuity
San Francisco, CA – May 7, 2013 – /BackupReview.info/ – EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ:STX), today announced it has donated its industry-leading cloud-connected backup and recovery services to Hamilton Family Center, a San Francisco nonprofit that is focused on ending homelessness for families and individuals in the Bay Area. The contribution comes on the heels of EVault’s announcement last month of its ongoing corporate responsibility campaign, through which EVault and its employees work with nonprofits to expand their reach and improve the lives of those in need.
Hamilton Family Center has four locations in San Francisco, as well as four physical servers and 12 virtual servers to support those locations. Hamilton is enrolled in a program with The San Francisco Foundation, a community philanthropy organization, which provides support funds to community based organizations in the case of disaster. To qualify for this assistance, Hamilton Family Center is required to prove that it is backing up data and has a disaster recovery plan in place.
The nonprofit had been using tape-based backup for years but found it time-consuming, labor-intensive and unreliable. To help Hamilton Family Center meet its disaster recovery needs and ensure business continuity, EVault has donated three terabytes of its cloud storage service for backup in the EVault Cloud as well as theEVault Cloud Disaster Recovery Service, with a 24-hour SLA that allows the nonprofit to get back up and running within a day.
“With tape backup we felt like we were living in the Stone Age. Every night we had to rotate the tapes and take them offsite. The process was inefficient and reliability was an issue,” said Diane Luther, executive director at Hamilton Family Center. “The stakes at Hamilton Family Center are different than for most businesses; families depend on us for support and we can’t help them as well if our systems are down. With EVault’s cloud-based backup and recovery services, backups are fast, automatic and pain-free and we can be certain that, in the event of a disaster, we can be back up and helping our families in a short time.”
EVault SaaS is a cloud-connected backup and recovery service that securely, reliably and efficiently protects critical data and makes it accessible through the Internet without additional capital or IT expenses. EVault Cloud Disaster Recovery Service is a managed service that helps businesses quickly recover their critical systems after a disaster and gain remote access to them in a secure, purpose-built cloud.
“EVault has a strong commitment to giving back to our community through service. Whether it’s through the volunteer efforts of our employees or through donations, we understand the importance of lending a hand to those in need,” said Terry Cunningham, president and general manager, EVault. “We’re confident that with the help of our cloud-based backup and recovery services, in the event of a disaster Hamilton Family Center will be able to continue providing their services to the families who rely on them for support.”
Hamilton Center was founded in 1985 with the mission to end homelessness for families in San Francisco. It has since become one of the largest providers of shelter, eviction prevention assistance, rapid re-housing, youth programming and support services to homeless families in San Francisco.
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