Leveraging DartPoints’ Private Cloud for a Simplified DR Solution

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The Story

Manufacturing

Founded in 1924 and headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Dayton Superior is the leading North American provider of concrete construction products for the non-residential construction industry. The company is comprised of 13 U.S. manufacturing industries and 15 distribution centers across the world.

The Challenge

Tech Refresh

As a global supplier utilizing real-time manufacturing, Dayton Superior’s systems must be always on or else production comes to a halt. Dayton Superior needed a tech refresh – they were running low on resources and managing hardware on their own was becoming an expensive and intensive process. The organization sought a reliable solution that would allow them to free up both human and capital resources to focus on value-add initiatives. They needed a fully managed disaster recovery (DR) solution with resource scalability and easy testing to ensure their data is constantly available.

The Solution

Simplified DR in the Cloud

DartPoints engineered a dedicated private cloud located in DartPoints’ Greenville, SC data center for a DR environment with full visibility. Dayton Superior’s production data center connects locally to DartPoints’ Cincinnati, OH facility which provides inter-city connectivity to DartPoints Greenville. This gives Dayton Superior the flexibility to ramp up resources quickly and on-demand while meeting DR requirements for geo-diversity.

Dayton Superior’s on-site production environment continuously replicates at the hypervisor level, easing the process and providing flawless recovery. Their IT Team doesn’t have to worry about managing multiple systems and keeping replications in sync. DartPoints also monitors and manages Dayton Superior’s DR servers and platform to ensure replication services are up at all times.

The Results

Speedy Recovery

  • Ability to replicate 60% more servers at 40% of the cost of managing DR themselves
  • Industry-leading 30 minute recovery times give Dayton Superior the ability to test more often
  • Flexibility and agility to ramp up resources quickly and on-demand

 

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