Prior to 2012, NEBCO hosted its own servers and IT infrastructure and had a rudimentary disaster recovery plan in place. The company quickly realized its onsite IT system and administration staff couldn't meet its future needs, and that it needed a more comprehensive disaster recovery plan.
NEBCO became a Sungard Availability Services customer in 2008 and first joined the Managed Recovery Program in 2011. In 2012 NEBCO put together a detailed analysis of whether it made more sense to build its own server room, host and administer its own infrastructure and handle disaster recovery independently, or selectively outsource to an outside company. It determined that going to an outside service would better meet its needs and prove more cost-effective.