Mozy Pro: Oram & Kaylor Weather the Storm with Mozy's Cloud Backup
Oram & Kaylor Strategic Asset Management of Mammoth Lakes, CA is a financial advisory firm serving individual and institutional clients. The partners, who work from separate offices and travel extensively, standardized on Mozy in 2010. Previously, some data was stored on external disks which were then moved offsite, but the time and expense required by this process motivated a change. In addition, the partners were moving to a fully "paperless office", creating more urgency to have reliable and available backup of critical business data. "Mozy's reputation, the demands of a paperless office, and the inconvenience of moving drives offsite motivated us to switch to Mozy," says Blair Oram, partner and financial consultant.
With sensitive financial data at the heart of their business, compliance and security were important concerns. Mozy passed Oram & Kaylor's tests with flying colors. "We're subjected to regular audits and we require military-grade encryption on our computers," Oram says. "We discovered Mozy matched or exceeded all of our requirements and was even better than we had anticipated."
In April 2011, Oram & Kaylor suffered what could have been a devastating one-two punch to critical business systems. A particularly insidious virus compromised its systems and made many files inaccessible, while a severe storm brought power outages that caused hardware damage to some of Oram's computers. This created an unusual number of roadblocks to an orderly restore process and led Oram to contact Mozy technical support. "We were impressed by Mozy's promptness and their ability to cut through the various problems we were having and spot the proper solution," Oram says.
After working closely with Mozy's experts, Oram was able to do a clean restoration and data recovery on his systems and get on with business. "Mozy went above and beyond to help us through the storm and the virus," Oram says. "It was a very unique and unusual circumstance, and Mozy had the expertise needed to guide us through the recovery process."