With our Dell software and hardware solutions and the support of Avalon Technologies, our technology just works, so we’re able to meet the needs of students and teachers on a daily basis.
Executive Director of Technology, Birmingham Public Schools
Like most companies, supporting line of business applications keeps our team busy. We have had a disaster recovery and security plan in place for years. Our existing plan was focused on recovering from “acts of god;” for example, we were pretty confident we had a solid plan if a tornado hit our HQ. But with all of the cyber crime in the news we have become increasingly concerned about protecting our business from targeted, malicious acts like ransomware.
Avalon Technologies is a long-term partner of ours and we asked them what their solution was for disaster recovery. Avalon listened to our concerns and offered creative ideas. Based on our feedback, Avalon came back in two weeks with a phased approach that made sense. We agreed to proceed with a proof of concept for a cloud-based DR solution.
Avalon and our team worked closely for a period of several weeks to document our applications and processes and put together a plan. Our teams successfully tested a full recovery of our infrastructure and applications. Working with Avalon, we now have a plan in place that is proven and flexible enough to accommodate future changes in our business. After seeing the results, our management team did not hesitate to approve a long-term contract with Avalon!
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Pioneer Mutual Insurance