vSTAX Recover for Prima Group Housing

Jul 9, 2018

Customer: Prima Group

Industry: Housing Association

Requirement: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Prima Group, formerly known as Pierhead Housing, is a community based housing association which owns and manages over 2,700 properties in the Liverpool, Sefton and The Wirral areas. They provide accommodation for all kinds of housing needs including general needs, the elderly, students, key workers and shared ownership homes.

What Did Prima Group Housing Require?

The current Disaster Recovery policy at Prima Group was not satisfactory as it had not been tested at all throughout their contract with another supplier. The organisation wanted to achieve a fully functioning, robust and resilient Disaster Recovery platform, which could be tested regularly. 

Disaster Recovery with vSTAX Recover

Stack – A PCM Company, provided Prima Group with a totally managed solution for the delivery of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity services. This included replicating all business critical data to our privately owned UK data centres and employing Zerto journaling as the replication method. Stack engineers also configured VMWare SRM and Zerto onto their IT systems and provided full administrator training to relevant staff. 

Outcomes:

By working with Stack – A PCM Company, Prima Group have now met their objective of achieving a resilient 24 × 7 × 365 Disaster Recovery solution. In the event of a disaster, Prima Group can connect to their IT applications from any location via a Citrix secure internet connection. Recovery of their entire site can be achieved within 5 - 15 minutes. Regular automated testing takes place four times per year, and, with the flexibility of our solution, storage space can be increased at any time. What’s more, our pay monthly pricing model has allowed Prima Group to access an affordable solution which fully meets their needs.

 

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