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.
By: Philip Icuss
If you have any knowledge of the growing cloud technology in today’s workplace you know that a great benefit of the cloud is its ability to be backed up at a remote location. This remote back up allows for information to be saved and recalled in cases of natural disaster, along the lines of Hurricane Sandy. Disaster Recovery systems have been flaunted as a great asset of the cloud, but with the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, it was put to the ultimate test, proving itself worthy of the challenge.
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.”
Our hearts continue to go out to Japan and those affected by the recent tornadic storm systems. And while the earthquake in Japan and the swath of tornadic destruction in the South are tragedies of a different scale, each has served as a reminder that East Tennessee is not immune to natural disasters.
As a business, disasters like the earthquake in Japan and Knoxville’s own storms should make us think. "What would happen if my business was flooded? What would happen to my clients if disaster struck?"
A study by Gartner
reports that “43 percent of companies were immediately put out of business by a “major loss” of computer records, and another 51 percent permanently closed their doors within two years — leaving a mere six percent survival rate.”
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.