SOURCE: Connected Data

Connected Data

June 09, 2015 09:00 ET

Yancey County Saves 400 Man Hours a Year With Connected Data's Transporter Private Cloud Storage Appliance

Transporter for Business Delivers Compliant Access, Sharing and Protection of Critical Files for Growing North Carolina County

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 9, 2015) - Connected Data® today announced that Yancey County, N.C. has deployed its Transporter for Business private cloud data storage appliance and now enjoys greatly improved storage efficiency, as well as an increase in overall file access performance. Since shifting away from its previous solution -- external hard drives -- Yancey County has also significantly reduced the hours spent on IT support. 

Yancey County, N.C. is home to the highest point in the United States east of the Mississippi River. Tucked in the scenic Appalachian Mountains region, the county is home to more than 17,000 residents and has its county seat in Burnsville.

With over 300 county employees serving residents in many remote areas spread across the county, sharing files such as property maps, became a critical requirement. The county also needed a system that would efficiently support its growing volume of physical storage across multiple departments.

"We had file cabinets that circled the inside of the building and even rented trailers to store more physical files. Our paper process was out of control," said Adam Woody, IT Administrator for Yancey County.

To solve its physical document storage problem the county tried relying on external hard drives. Yet, file sharing between siloed hard drives became the next issue. As a result, the county quickly determined that it needed a centralized solution that would deliver the compliant file access, sharing and protection so that employees didn't waste time trying to locate needed information.

Connected Data's Transporter for Business turned out to be the perfect fit for Yancey County. It insures that resident data is secure, protected and easy to access.

"Transporter has been very simple to deploy and our users required very little training," said Woody. "Many of our employees are not that technically savvy, so any new solution must be very easy to use. Transporter meets this requirement with flying colors while saving us hours of support time and costs in the process."

Yancey County is now more productive than ever before with all of its files stored and retained in a centralized solution. This has saved more than 400 IT hours a year while also ensuring that the county can now easily meet its 15-year compliance requirements.

"Like Yancey County, organizations across the country are faced with mountains of physical storage that must be more easily searched and access from a centralized solution," said Geraldine Osman, International Vice President of Marketing, Connected Data. "With Transporter for Business the process of centralizing data into a secure and sharable solution is simple and seamless, delivering instant value throughout the organization. By supporting file sharing, data protection and retention in a single solution, Transporter for Business simplifies the lives of IT staff while meeting the mounting demands of business users for immediate, self-service data access when and where they need it."

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About Connected Data
Connected Data, the creator of Transporter, the world's first private cloud storage appliance, is focused on changing the way consumers and businesses manage their files. Transporter appliances allow customers to privately sync, access, share and protect data at a fraction of the cost of fee-based cloud services. The fast-growing Transporter network includes over 35,000 users managing more than 20 Petabytes of storage all over the world. Connected Data is privately funded and based in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit

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