Venyu Provides Cloud-Based Storage Solutions for Habitat for Humanity of Riverside

Venyu, a technology solutions provider located in Baton Rouge, announced yesterday a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Riverside, CA. The company is improving Habitat for Humanity’s data backup solution, using RestartIT to secure two decades of loan, mortgage and deed information. This move from on-site data protection to a cloud-based solution will greatly strengthen the protection of its vital database of fundraising contacts, along with the decades of sensitive financial and real estate documents.

“Because Riverside is geographically located near a major fault line, it was important for our organization to add an off-site data backup solution to our existing strategy that would keep our files safe,b even if a natural disaster occurs on the premises,” said Cheryl Cramer, IT Manager, Habitat for Humanity Riverside. “Venyu offered a cost-effective, cloud-based solution to store our important data in another geographic region, eliminating our worries of data loss.”

RestartIT was launched in November 2010 and has constantly been improving the system, a main reason why Habitat selected its remote backup and disaster recovery solution. Cramer noted that Venyu’s service offering and support team went “above and beyond” the other vendors in the running.

“Venyu’s technical support team was the only one out of the vendors we evaluated who took the time to explain everything to us,” Cramer explained. Now all of Habitat  for Humanity Riverside’s data backup is done automatically over the cloud-based storage system. Venyu’s RestartIT is built on Recovery Time Objective (RTO) metrics, or the measurement of time between an outage and the moment that data is available again.

“We’re proud to be partnered with Habitat for Humanity Riverside. By improving their backup and recovery solution, we gave them the ability to focus on what they do best — serving the housing needs of low-income families — while RestartIT takes care of protecting their data,” said Scott Thompson, Venyu CEO.