Upgrade Your Suite Contest Winner

Jun 2014

Upgrade Your Suite Contest Winner

Posted by Zaid Rasid in Cloud Backup

The contest entries this year for our Upgrade Your Suite Contest were phenomenal and really illustrated the importance of a solid Upgrade Your Suite backup and recovery strategy. They did a great job of explaining in real terms why Recovery is Everything. Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest.

Without further adieu, the winner of the 2014 Asigra Partner Summit Upgrade Your Suite contest is Brent Reichow of Blueshift Data Protection! Congratulations goes out to Brent and thanks for the wonderful entry (we’ll be in touch with you Brent, to arrange your hotel upgrade).

To give you an understanding of the impact of data recovery, have a look for yourself at our winning entry that was submitted by Brent of Blueshift Data Protection:

Beyond 3.11

People living in Japan know a little about recovery. Just over three years ago the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan struck triggering a tsunami which reached heights of 40 meters. Even as the recovery continues today the resulting images from that day will be with us forever.

Since 2006 Blueshift Data Protection has been delivering data recovery services to customers in Japan and the APAC region. Headquartered in Tokyo we leverage Asigra technology and utilize data center facilities to securely store data until a customer has a recovery requirement. The service we provide tends to be a very small blip on the crowded IT radar of any large enterprise which typically supports hundreds of employees and partners, connecting to complex applications that run their daily business. Our service isn’t considered mission critical by the majority of people we come in contact with as providing a backup and recovery service isn’t very high profile until data is lost. Of course when this occurs recovery becomes everything.

Our staff and families were in Japan the day the earthquake hit. It’s still very hard to describe my feelings from that day but surreal sure comes to mind. The following weeks were marked by lots of ups, downs and daily challenges. Our service remained a constant and we became a very big blip on everyone’s radar as executives, IT staff and related business partners thoroughly checked their disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity planning (BCP) readiness. During that period any and all data recoveries were completed successfully generating a collective sigh of relief from our customers and a pat on the back for us.

Things have quieted down quite a lot since then and Blueshift is back to being a small blip again. However, it only takes a tremor to remind everyone of what happened a few short years ago and that recovery is everything.

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