Business Problem:

Samtec is a global manufacturer of electronic interconnect solution blocks. As their company grew, they began to experience growing pains in their infrastructure. A single data center was handling all data across sites in 26 countries. Samtec had become very vulnerable to a crash and after experiencing widespread tornado damage just miles from their headquarters, they were in urgent need of a disaster recovery plan.

Solution:

As the tech industry began to shift to cloud-based, MNJ was already securing space in Chicago-area data centers. In 2011, MNJ began work with the Samtec team to build and configure a new disaster recovery site in the Telx space in Chicago. After a year of hard work from both sides, the site was completed and Samtec’s disaster recovery plan put into place.

Outcome:

Since completion, Samtec has successfully failed over to the site several times, and continues to run tests to ensure they are prepared for a true disaster recovery scenario. Samtec is able to operate with peace of mind that their data and systems are safe in the event of a crash. After having built a relationship based on trust, MNJ continues to assist Samtec’s IT in a variety of areas including licensing, storage, networking, security, telecom management, and end user computing.

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