On average, Tony’s Fine Foods delivers more than $1 million worth of products daily. In addition to the main data center at company headquarters in West Sacramento, Ca., Tony’s has three warehouses located across northern California. Beyond the applications for internal operations, Tony’s runs logistics software for its third-party partners, applications which have to be available at all times. The company’s goal in acquiring HA was to eliminate the possibility that downtime at the primary site would impact the other sites.
“Whether it’s keeping processes moving at our warehouses, having Web sites up for online orders or dozens of other business requirements, we want our systems to be seamless from the perspective of our customers and partners and our own sales representatives,” said Mark Geery, IT Director.
“[HA] helps us avoid outages that could lead to disappointing a customer and helps us navigate our planned downtime so it doesn’t impact the business,” added David Nasater, IT development manager.
First Future Credit Union is committed to leading in both technology and financial innovations that benefit its members. All member account information must be protected and available at all times.
“We needed a replication solution that provided a rapid restoration of all services in case of a failure of the primary host system or loss of the data center,” noted John Elington, systems engineer. The credit union’s HA technology can restore processing at any point in time and quickly recover lost or damaged files in a timely manner.
“It allowed us to reduce our disaster recovery time from over six hours to less than 20 minutes,” stated Elington.
The technology also helps satisfy NCUA and SOX regulatory requirements for data protection and availability.
"Appeared in DRJ's Winter 2009 Issue"