Here at Claris, our core values are more than some phrases on a plaque in the hallway. We hire by them, work by them and live by them. While we believe everyone at Claris embodies these traits, we want to take the chance to point out a few individuals that really exemplify our core values. Today we introduce Travis Evans and how he embodies one of our favorite core values:
Work Smart, Play Hard
Meet Travis Evans, Backup Specialist, ukulele aficionado and Claris fun-maker. Travis embodies our core value of “Work Smart, Play Hard” in his passion for excellence and endless creativity in making Claris a better place.
Let me tell you a story. A very high level organization in the global economy recently came under completely new management. The new management inherited some sorry, dilapidated information technology infrastructure. They hired a new Chief Information Officer to set things straight. In his first week on the job, the new CIO worked 80+ hour weeks and the email servers were down 23% of the time. Over 82% of the computers in the company had reached their end-of-life and most of the desktops still used floppy discs.
Welcome to The White House, three years ago.
Dell EqualLogic SAN-to-SAN replication is the most efficient and thorough way to ensure the continuity of a business’s data should a physical disaster hit its main facility. As part of the Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity plan you lay out with your IT service provider, ask if they offer a full “Hot-Hot,” SAN-to-SAN replication. When evaluating one of the replication services Claris Networks would implement, the decision was easy. “Since so many businesses already haveDell EqualLogic SANs, this platform was one of the obvious choices,” says Claris Networks’ CEO Larry Bodie. “It is the most efficient way to enable businesses to have a live, real-time, offsite replication of their data.”
Would you care if your computer vanished? Is this the face you make when you think of losing those crucial files? Last week, WBIR News Channel 10 had an interesting conversation on their website and Facebook page about backing up your important computer files. Everyone knows the nightmare of losing important data, home videos, vacation photos, family projects, personal/professional research, etc. Dan Thompson chimes in on the issue.
You can probably identify with the “Oooooh no…” feeling. It’s the feeling you get when you realize the presentation you’ve been working on for 2 hours hasn’t been saved once, and you just ran out of battery, and it’s gone forever. Or after a month of working on a project, you are sitting pretty the weekend before the presentation, and your computer crashes. Gone. Monday’s coming. Due dates and unsympathetic board members await your data…or lack thereof. “Oooooh no!” Better get busy!
Here is a situation that will blow your mind: you’re a research scientist working long hours for over two years in search of, and making great stride toward, a cure for prostate cancer. Test after test after test, analysis after analysis after analysis, report after report after report. They all go on your computer. You put your faithful laptop in the trunk, pull into a restaurant and get lunch. Then, the unthinkable.