MetaFarms decided to move into the Sungard AS datacenter realm. Duffy knew that if something went wrong in its self-hosted environment, their business and clients would be drastically impacted.
"The data literally changes every minute of every day. We added asynchronous data transfer so any data posted to our live production site is re-written instantaneously to a second database located out-of-state. This is very important to us," Duffy adds. "We didn't physically buy anything – just the ability to use the services. We are using several services that take snapshots of our data and shoot it directly to stand-by systems."
MetaFarms selected Sungard AS Colocation services for production, Recover to Cloud Vaulting, Recover to Cloud Server Replication, and Disaster Recovery. In addition, MetaFarms uses EVault1 on-premise software and offsite cloud services. Today, all customer data is kept within their private cloud data center and housed within Sungard AS.
"Sungard AS and EVault helped us set up a hybrid cloud solution," Duffy commented. "They were able to build a system that not only worked day-to-day, but also brought in cost efficiency. During the testing, it proved to be perfect."