What do you do when your disaster recovery turns into a plain old disaster? Well, if you’re the large media corporation News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), you turn to Actifio for help. And you get even more than you expected. Our friends at Actifio recently shared a handful of interesting case studies with us, and I found this one particularly interesting.
St. Joseph, Missouri-based NPG owns a wide range of media throughout the Midwest, including TV and radio stations, and newspapers. It also has two datacenters, and that’s where the story begins. When a routine data backup went awry, a huge amount of data was lost — data used to sell advertising, which happens to be a primary source of revenue for a company like this. Ouch.