STORAGE GUARDIAN

“As we looked to grow our business, we asked ourselves, do we want to spend the time and effort managing infrastructure or better serving our market and customers? So, we made the decision to focus on our core competency - providing managed services and premium online backup services - and partner with a tier 1 business to provide physical hosting.”
– Omry Farajun, Founder, Storage Guardian

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Storage Guardian is a private company specializing in backing up critical data on a “pay-as-you-go” basis to a secure off-site location. The company supports small, mid-size and enterprise customers operating multiple platform LAN computing environments which have the need to safeguard their critical business data in a secure, off-site location.

Storage Guardian’s remote backup service is the culmination of a decade of intense research and software development. It provides an innovative and cost-effective data backup and data storage solution that is a superior alternative to tape-based data recovery systems. The solution responds directly to businesses’ continuity concerns, precipitated by outsourcing trends, growing data volumes, and the increasing data vulnerabilities generated in today’s economy. Storage Guardian provides its software technology as a 24/7 service over any corporation’s Internet connection or dedicated leased line or wireless network linked to state-of-the-art data centers.

Business Challenge

  • Storage Guardian’s customers are typically in regulated industries, such as healthcare, financial services and government where there is a regulatory or audit requirement for multi-year, off-site retention of business-critical data.
  • Initially, Storage Guardian opted for a self-hosted solution, utilizing two-layer fiber operated out of the company’s own data center facility. However, with the business growing and expanding into new countries and markets, senior management began looking at other options.

The Solution

  • Storage Guardian had a pre-existing relationship with Aptum for the provision of networking services. With the decision to embrace colocation made, Farajun and his team began working with Aptum’s team on the plan.
  • Sales, engineering and finance teams collaborated to architect a revised network solution on Aptum fiber while expanding to incorporate colocation services at Aptum’s Pullman and Montreal data center locations.
“Once the decision was made, we began the architectural process and migration strategy, working with Aptum’s engineers, network admins and storage architects. We transfer approximately two gigabits per second over our fiber and have 250,000 end points that connect to Storage Cloud on a nightly basis. We needed to be live in two locations to begin migration. So, we had significant complexity to consider.”

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Business Benefits

Personalized Service

“It was a very easy relationship and process. Aptum had just the right level of experience to make our move to colocation very smooth… its 24×7 network operations center; accepting our equipment through the secure gate; to the support staff it made available to us; every step of the way added to our confidence. We knew we had chosen the right partner.”

The technology implementation by Aptum was completed within five business days to accommodate Storage Guardian’s aggressive timeline and the initial migration of data took about six months to complete.

More Than a Supplier, a True Partner

“We trust Aptum. The company has deep knowledge of our network and utilization. The team has always been able to handle what we throw at it. Aptum is more than a supplier to Storage Guardian, it’s a partner. We’ve been very happy with the decision we made. So, as we grow, we’ll grow with Aptum.”

Farajun sees the company’s future growth driven in partnership with Aptum. Storage Guardian operates multiple Metro LAN sites and has dedicated Internet at both the Pullman and Montreal locations. The company also continues to purchase point-to-point network services from Aptum.

Personalized Service

“It was a very easy relationship and process. Aptum had just the right level of experience to make our move to colocation very smooth… its 24×7 network operations center; accepting our equipment through the secure gate; to the support staff it made available to us; every step of the way added to our confidence. We knew we had chosen the right partner.”

The technology implementation by Aptum was completed within five business days to accommodate Storage Guardian’s aggressive timeline and the initial migration of data took about six months to complete.

More Than a Supplier, a True Partner

“We trust Aptum. The company has deep knowledge of our network and utilization. The team has always been able to handle what we throw at it. Aptum is more than a supplier to Storage Guardian, it’s a partner. We’ve been very happy with the decision we made. So, as we grow, we’ll grow with Aptum.”

Farajun sees the company’s future growth driven in partnership with Aptum. Storage Guardian operates multiple Metro LAN sites and has dedicated Internet at both the Pullman and Montreal locations. The company also continues to purchase point-to-point network services from Aptum.

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