SOURCE: TwinStrata


October 30, 2013 08:30 ET

Flexi-Van Saves Time, Resources With Cloud Storage for Improved Offsite Data Protection

Midmarket Company Relies on TwinStrata to Make Backup Simple and Affordable

NATICK, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2013) - TwinStrata -- Key Takeaways

  • Flexi-Van has turned to cloud-integrated storage as an alternative to its previous offsite tape backup, lowering total cost of ownership costs and significantly reducing ongoing maintenance.
  • With TwinStrata CloudArray, offsite backups have now gone from a time-intensive, weekly job to a low-impact task completed in hours with no human intervention, freeing up staff time for higher-value activities.
  • Flexibility of TwinStrata CloudArray insulates Flexi-Van from fluctuations in the cloud storage market, enabling the customer to easily migrate between or write to multiple clouds as necessary.
  • Even for its relatively modest amount of data -- approximately 12TB -- Flexi-Van estimates more than $25,000 in savings every year.

TwinStrata, an innovator in cloud-integrated storage solutions, announced today that Flexi-Van Leasing, one of the largest suppliers of intermodal transportation equipment, has successfully implemented TwinStrata CloudArray® to simplify and improve the company's data backup processes.

In 2012, Flexi-Van's continued growth and evolving customer and employee needs caused the company to reevaluate its antiquated tape-based backup strategy. IT Director Jim Mercer wanted to find a more scalable solution that could cache Flexi-Van's backup locally to maximize performance, while also migrating the data to the cloud automatically. Not only did TwinStrata CloudArray address these requirements, it also overcame Mercer's apprehensions related to security, complexity and cost predictability when employing cloud-based storage data protection.

Today, Flexi-Van has a highly scalable and painless mechanism for offsite backup that frees up staff and resources for other activities.


  • "Our previous tape backup system was an operational nightmare -- constant paperwork, unreliable equipment, labor-intensive maintenance and skyrocketing costs. TwinStrata provided us with a seamless, operationally transparent and maintenance-free cloud backup option. Combine the elegance of the solution with the full encryption it provides, and now I have confidence in my data protection approach without the headache of thinking about it." - Jim Mercer, director of IT, Flexi-Van
  • "Midsize organizations like Flexi-Van are often left with few good options when it comes to offsite data protection. Traditional strategies like offsite tape backup are both resource-intensive and unreliable, while more robust solutions like geographically dispersed replication to remote facilities are often too costly. Using cloud storage for backup purposes is an ideal solution for this market because it provides a top-tier disaster recovery strategy at an affordable price."- Nicos Vekiarides, CEO, TwinStrata

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About TwinStrata
TwinStrata delivers cloud-integrated storage solutions that seamlessly combine the flexibility of cloud-based technologies with the robustness of traditional storage. As a result, customers benefit from significant reductions in IT costs, time and administrative requirements. Customers of all sizes use TwinStrata to capitalize on the cloud's scalability and economy advantages without sacrificing the security, performance and peace of mind of local storage. More information is available at