Dell Rapid Recovery comes to the rescue of an Adaptive Solutions' client after Center City fire.

On June 20th 2016, a fire, caused by an electrical fault, broke out at 2000 Market Street, Philadelphia – home to several prominent Philadelphia law firms, including longtime Adaptive client Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP. The fire caused the evacuation and shutdown of several floors of the building, including those housing Weber Gallagher’s data center. In the not so recent past, this shutdown would have brought the company to a standstill. Fortunately, Weber Gallagher, thanks to their recent major investment in Dell’s Rapid Recovery backup and disaster recovery solution, were able to turn up replicas of their production servers from their colocation facility in Lehigh County and keep business information flowing with minimal disruption.

Rapid Recovery, like some other solutions, backs up production servers at frequent intervals to equipment housed offsite. Rapid Recovery’s advantage lies in its ability to present metadata to users from DR servers almost instantly – ‘on-demand’ recovery – and prioritizes file restoration based on actual user requests.  Once the firm had been notified of the need to evacuate the building, CIO Dave Solomon and his team made the decision to point users to their DR facility and power down the Philadelphia office. The office remained closed for several days until they were given the all-clear. During that time the firm remained fully-functional thanks to Rapid Recovery.

When they were safely back home in 2000 Market, Dave Solomon had the following to say; “Not sure if you heard about our experience with Rapid Recovery last week but it really worked and saved us while we were forced out of the building for 4 days. I just wanted to thank you guys for bringing Rapid Recovery to our attention. If you hadn’t, we’d probably be on some other backup solution and things would have went much differently.”

Adaptive Solutions has helped many law firms and other local businesses to ensure business continuity with Dell Rapid Recovery. To see how it can help to protect your business, please contact us today!

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